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Headword: Αἰνή
Adler number: alphaiota,218
Translated headword: dire
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] one who/which is terrible.[1] But [sc. differently accented] Αἴνη [is] the mountain in Sicily.[2]
Greek Original:
Αἰνή: ἡ δεινή. Αἴνη δὲ τὸ τῆς Σικελίας ὄρος.
Notes:
Very similar entry in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] Likewise in Hesychius and elsewhere. The headword is feminine nominative singular of this (mostly) epic/poetic adjective. It is quoted, in Latte's view, from Homer, Iliad 5.379 (cf. the scholia there), where it refers to a battle-cry (a feminine noun: phi 842).
[2] No such mountain is otherwise attested. An error for alphaiota 375?
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 January 2003@00:40:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 12 January 2003@05:16:18.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 15 May 2012@05:33:03.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 27 November 2015@03:56:58.

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