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Headword: Αἴαξ
Adler number: alphaiota,9
Translated headword: Aiax, Aias, Ajax
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Proper name.
Greek Original:
Αἴαξ: ὄνομα κύριον.
Note:
Same entry, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (4); and cf. also ps.-Zonaras alpha64.15-16. The name is presumably that of two Greek heroes in the epic cycle: the son of Telamon and the son of Oileus. See Perseus Encyclopedia entry at web address 1, and OCD(4) p.46, under 'Aias'. These lexicographers' 'Aiax', otherwise unattested, is a transliteration from Latin.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 21 May 1999@14:39:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note, link, keywords) on 4 September 2002@23:55:09.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@03:57:47.
William Hutton (augmented note, updated link, set status) on 5 June 2011@04:37:00.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 10 May 2012@05:09:10.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@04:24:13.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 21 December 2014@22:01:55.
David Whitehead (another headword and keyword; expanded note) on 22 November 2015@04:42:01.

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