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Headword: Αἶσα
Adler number: alphaiota,315
Translated headword: destiny
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] fate.[1]
In the Epigrams: "I am not jealous: I wish I had your destiny."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] destiny [in the sense of] madness. "Him a great destiny holds." That is, madness.[3]
Greek Original:
Αἶσα: ἡ μοῖρα. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασιν: οὐ φθονέω: τὴν σὴν ἤθελον αἶσαν ἔχειν. καὶ Αἶσα, ἡ μανία. τὸν αἶσ' ἄπλαστος ἴσχει. τουτέστιν ἡ μανία.
Notes:
[1] Same glossing in other lexica and grammars, and in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 1.416, where the headword occurs.
[2] Greek Anthology 5.295.2 (Leontios).
[3] Sophocles, Ajax 256 (web address 1), with scholion; copied from alpha 3224.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; epic; medicine; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 17 March 2003@19:35:02.
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Catharine Roth (modified translation, added notes, link, keywords) on 18 March 2003@00:52:03.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 18 March 2003@02:56:47.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 May 2012@03:45:52.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 27 May 2012@00:47:43.
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