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Headword: Χαῦνον
Adler number: chi,149
Translated headword: vast
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] tall; or broad and large; for vast [places] are spread out wide. Aristophanes in Birds [writes]: "[a name taken] from the lofty regions, something totally vast."[1]
Greek Original:
Χαῦνον: ὑψηλόν: ἢ πλατὺ καὶ μέγα: τὰ γὰρ χαῦνα εἰς πλάτος ἁπλοῦται. Ἀριστοφάνης Ὄρνισιν: ἐκ τῶν μετεώρων χωρίων χαῦνόν τι πάνυ.
Note:
[1] Aristophanes, Birds 819 (web address 1 below), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 March 2008@16:44:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 March 2008@06:25:56.
David Whitehead on 10 November 2013@05:07:23.

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