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Headword: Αἴλινον
Adler number: alphaiota,181
Translated headword: mournful, plaintive
Vetting Status: high
It is [used] equally to refer to a dirge and to refer to a hymn; [named] from Ailinos the [son] of Kalliope.[1]
Greek Original:
Αἴλινον: κοινῶς καὶ ἐπὶ θρήνου καὶ ἐπὶ ὕμνου ἐστίν: ἀπὸ Αἰλίνου τοῦ Καλλιόπης.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
For the adjective αἴλινος see alphaiota 182, and generally LSJ s.v. Here it is either masculine accusative or more probably, as in alphaiota 180, neuter nominative.
[1] For Kalliope, one of the Muses, see kappa 234.
Keywords: aetiology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 November 2002@09:07:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; modified and augmented notes) on 21 November 2002@09:23:45.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 14 May 2012@09:29:04.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 26 November 2015@02:57:44.


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