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Headword: Ἰάλεμος
Adler number: iota,17
Translated headword: Ialemos, dirge
Vetting Status: high
He who/that which brings grief to the lost.[1]
And [there is] a proverb, "more chilly than Ialemos." They call a dirge a Ialemos. They say that he was the son of Calliope, unfortunate and deprived and orphaned.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἰάλεμος: ὁ ἐπὶ τοῖς ἀπολωλόσιν ἀνίαν φέρων. καὶ παροιμία, Ἰαλέμου ψυχρότερος. Ἰάλεμον τὸν θρῆνόν φασι. λέγουσι δὲ αὐτὸν υἱὸν Καλλιόπης, κακοδαίμονα καὶ ὑστερούμενον καὶ ὀρφανόν.
cf. generally gamma 491, iota 18.
[1] As if ἰάλεμος were derived from ἀνία "grief" and the verb ἀπόλλυμι "destroy" (passive "be lost").
[2] Apostolius 8.97, etc. For Kalliope see kappa 234.
Keywords: aetiology; daily life; definition; ethics; mythology; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 May 2006@13:09:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and more keywords; cosmetics) on 9 May 2006@04:18:21.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2013@04:32:00.
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 25 December 2018@00:29:06.


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