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Headword: Αἰών
Adler number: alphaiota,255
Translated headword: aion, eon, age, marrow
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the marrow of the spine;[1] or endless time. But [the word] has 5 meanings.[2]
Αἰών [is] also the present life. David [says]: "our life [is exposed] to the light of your countenance."[3]
Greek Original:
Αἰών: ὁ νωτιαῖος μυελός: ἢ χρόνος ἀί̈διος. σημαίνει δὲ ε#. Αἰὼν καὶ ὁ παρὼν βίος. Δαβίδ: ὁ αἰὼν ἡμῶν εἰς φωτισμὸν τοῦ προσώπου σου.
Notes:
See also alphaiota 256, and cf. generally alphaiota 257.
[1] cf. scholion on Homer, Iliad 19.27, where the headword occurs (web address 1). The sense could be "marrow", but is more probably "life."
[2] The five meanings are found in the Etymologicum Genuinum, also Etymologicum Magnum 41.15. They are as follows:
(i) the life of a man, as at Homer, Iliad 5.685.
(ii) a period of one thousand years.
(iii) eternity, as a timeless state (citing [Gregory] the Theologian).
(iv) one of the seven ages of history, from the Creation to the general Resurrection.
(v) spinal marrow (citing Hippocrates).
[3] Psalm 89.8 LXX.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; chronology; definition; epic; imagery; medicine; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 November 2003@18:34:22.
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