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Headword: Αἰπύ
Adler number: alphaiota,274
Translated headword: lofty
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] high, large.[1]
"[Phoebus], holding the lofty hill of Leukas, seen from far by sailors."[2]
"And you, Helios, who drive your chariot up the sky, when you see the land of my fathers, draw in your golden reins and tell my disasters [...]."[3]
Greek Original:
Αἰπύ: ὑψηλόν, μέγα. Λευκάδος αἰπὺν ἔχων ναύταις τηλέσκοπον ὄχθον. σὺ δ' ὁ τὸν οὐρανὸν διφρηλατῶν ἥλιε, πατρῴαν τὴν ἐμὴν ὅταν χθόνα ἴδῃς, ἐπισχὼν χρυσόνωτον ἡνίαν ἄγγειλον ἄτας τὰς ἐμάς.
Notes:
[1] From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 2.603, where the headword (neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective) appears. See also alphaiota 276, alphaiota 277.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.251.1. For the island of Leukas, see lambda 317.
[3] Sophocles, Ajax 845-8 (web address 1); cf. delta 1292, epsilon 2655.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; imagery; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 February 2003@00:54:58.
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David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 26 February 2003@03:32:04.
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