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Headword: Γέλων
Adler number: gamma,113
Translated headword: Gelon
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Proper name.[1] But γέλων [sc. is also an alternative for] γέλωτα .[2]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "I am laughing at you." Interpretation of a dream: if you laugh in your sleep you will have hard turns.[3]
Greek Original:
Γέλων: ὄνομα κύριον. Γέλων δὲ τὸν γέλωτα. καὶ Γελῶ σε. λύσις ὀνείρου: γελῶν καθ' ὕπνους δυσφόρους ἕξεις τρόπους.
Notes:
[1] That of a brilliantly successful Sicilian tyrant in the early C5 BC. See generally OCD(4) s.v. (p.607).
[2] That is, a variant form of the accusative case of the noun γέλως , laughter.
[3] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251); cf. kappa 138.
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Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 18 October 2001@21:04:57.
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