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Headword: Αἰώρα
Adler number: alphaiota,261
Translated headword: swing, noose
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] hanging, raising, lifting up.[1]
"As [the vixen] did not reach [the grapes], but grew tired leaping, getting nothing but a hanging noose, she went away beguiling her grief thus."[1]
Greek Original:
Αἰώρα: ἀγχόνη, ὕψωσις, ἔπαρσις. ὡς δ' οὐκ ἐφικνεῖτ', ἀλλ' ἔκαμνε πηδῶσα, οὐδὲν κρεμαστῆς σχοῦσα πλεῖον αἰώρας, παρῆλθεν οὕτω βουκολοῦσα τὴν λύπην.
Notes:
[1] cf. epsilon 1894. According to Chantraine, this noun would be a post-verbal derivation from αἰωρέω .
[2] Babrius 19.6ab,7 (two verses in the place of the single verse 6 in the manuscripts).
Reference:
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque ed. 2 (Paris 2009), 22
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 November 2001@17:27:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 30 August 2002@06:15:54.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 20 January 2006@22:25:48.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword and bibliography) on 24 January 2006@01:37:32.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 24 August 2011@23:36:52.
David Whitehead on 25 August 2011@03:44:34.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 May 2012@04:05:49.
David Whitehead on 21 March 2015@08:48:28.
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