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Headword: Αἰακίδης
Adler number: alphaiota,5
Translated headword: Aiakides, Aeacides
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the son of Aeacus.
Greek Original:
Αἰακίδης: ὁ τοῦ Αἰακοῦ υἱός.
Notes:
Likewise in other lexica and grammars
Homer uses this word twice in this case (nominative), both times as a patronymic, i.e. in reference to Aeacus' son Peleus (e.g. Iliad 16.15: web address 1). However, in the oblique cases, including the genitive Αἰακίδαο (e.g. Iliad 9.184: web address 2) it almost always refers to Peleus' son, Aeacus' grandson, Achilles; thus a papponymic (see alpha 1276 and the note there).
For the gloss cf. scholia to Iliad 16.15 (above); ps.-Herodian, Epimerismi 26.5.
See also pi 1508, pi 1510.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 21 May 1999@14:32:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 4 September 2002@23:57:41.
David Whitehead (added x-refs) on 26 July 2003@09:29:07.
William Hutton (augmented note, added keywords and links set status) on 8 March 2009@00:30:04.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 10 May 2012@05:00:32.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 10 May 2012@23:44:00.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 7 June 2015@04:03:25.

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