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Headword: Ἥρως
Adler number: eta,556
Translated headword: hero
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] demigod, powerful [man], noble [man].[1]
Homer uses [the dative] ἥρῳ as disyllabic, once in the Iliad and once in the Odyssey.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἥρως: ἡμίθεος, δυνατός, γενναῖος. δισυλλάβως δὲ κέχρηται Ὅμηρος ἥρῳ, ἅπαξ ἐν Ἰλιάδι καὶ ἅπαξ ἐν Ὀδυσσείᾳ.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] From the A scholia on Homer, Iliad 7.453 (web address 1); see also Odyssey 8.483 (web address 2). In other places the dative has three syllables: ἥρωϊ . See also eta 542.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 July 2006@01:20:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 27 July 2006@05:45:42.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 25 August 2006@00:33:30.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 20 December 2012@04:20:53.
Catharine Roth (typo, upgraded links) on 20 December 2012@21:49:59.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 24 December 2012@01:38:12.
Catharine Roth (corrected reference) on 24 December 2012@01:43:22.

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