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Headword: Ἰτύλος
Adler number: iota,752
Translated headword: Itulos, Itylus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
An orphan.
Greek Original:
Ἰτύλος: ὀρφανός.
Notes:
Son of Zethus and Aedon: Homer, Odyssey 19.522 (web address 1).
The gloss -- likewise or similarly in other lexica (e.g. Hesychius iota1099) -- is uninformative, even misleading, as it stands. "Aedon [alpha 651] was racked with envy of her sister Niobe [nu 418], who rejoiced in the love of six sons and six daughters and, when trying to murder Sipylus, the eldest of them, she killed Itylus by mistake; whereupon Zeus transformed her into the Nightingale who, in early summer, nightly laments her murdered child" (Robert Graves, The Greek Myths 2.27).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 June 2006@01:21:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 11 June 2006@05:03:38.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 January 2013@07:35:45.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 25 January 2013@01:46:29.

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