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Headword: Ἰαχή
Adler number: iota,71
Translated headword: shout
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a shriek.
A cry, a sound, or a lament.[1]
From the [verb] ἰάχω ["I shout"]. This [verb comes] from ἴα , which means a voice.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἰαχή: κραυγή. βοή, ἦχος, ἢ θρῆνος. ἀπὸ τοῦ ἰάχω. τοῦτο παρὰ τὸ ἴα, ὃ σημαίνει τὴν φωνήν.
Notes:
[1] Likewise in other lexica (see the references at Photius iota10 Theodoridis) and cf. scholion on Homer, Iliad 4.456, where the headword occurs (web address 1).
[2] For the poetic noun ἰά "voice, cry," see iota 1, iota 219.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 November 2003@21:47:44.
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