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Headword: Αἰθέριον ὕψος
Adler number: alphaiota,115
Translated headword: etherial height
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that of the aether.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the masculine] αἰθέριος , [meaning] that which is in the aether.
Greek Original:
Αἰθέριον ὕψος: τὸ τοῦ αἰθέρος. καὶ Αἰθέριος, ὁ ἐν τῷ αἰθέρι.
For the aether cf. alphaiota 121, alphaiota 122.
[1] Tentatively attributed to Callimachus by Adler, but not recognised as such in the editions. A TLG search shows several attestations of it, one of them recurrent: a philosophical passage (variously credited to Theophrastus, Zeno and Posidonius) which includes the phrase αἱ πρὸς αἰθέριον ὕψος ὑπερβολαι (of mountains).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; poetry; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 30 October 2002@20:38:57.
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Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 8 January 2003@22:59:46.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 15 June 2004@08:13:50.
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