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Headword: Αἰγέα
Adler number: alphaiota,27
Translated headword: Aigeus, Aegeus
Vetting Status: high
In Αἰγέα and Ἐρεχθέα [1] and all similar [names] they lengthen the final 'a'. Aristophanes in Banqueters [writes]: "summon for me Erechtheus and Aigeus."[2]
Greek Original:
Αἰγέα καὶ Ἐρεχθέα καὶ πάντων τῶν τοιούτων ἐκτείνουσι τὸ τελευταῖον α. Ἀριστοφάνης Δαιταλεῦσι: τὸν Ἐρεχθέα μοι καὶ τὸν Αἰγέα κάλει.
Same entry in Photius.
[1] Accusative singulars -- presumably extracted from the quotation given -- of the names Aigeus and Erechtheus, both legendary kings of Athens (alphaiota 23, epsilon 2943).
[2] Aristophanes fr. 211 Kock, now 271 K.-A.
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; mythology; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 26 October 2002@11:19:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 26 October 2002@11:30:21.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 10 May 2012@08:11:55.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 22 December 2014@06:57:19.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 22 November 2015@05:52:44.


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