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Headword: Ἰφιάλου
Adler number: iota,765
Translated headword: iphialos, Iphialos
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a nightmare/Ephialtes.
Greek Original:
Ἰφιάλου: τοῦ ἐφιάλτου.
The headword (evidently quoted from somewhere) and the gloss are genitive singulars. Hesychius (iota1119) and Herodian both have an entry Ἰφίαλος ὁ Ἐφιάλτης , a fact which in itself would suggest that Iphialos is an alternative name for the mythological giant Ephialtes. If, however, Adler was right to print the present gloss in lower case, the gloss will be the genitive of the noun ἐφιάλτης (ἐπίαλος and ἐπιάλτης are Aeolic forms: Alcman 129), nightmare; and the headword could be another dialectal variant.
See also epsilon 2221, epsilon 3909.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; mythology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 June 2006@00:31:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented note and keywords) on 8 June 2006@03:43:56.
Catharine Roth (betacode cosmetics) on 8 June 2006@11:09:53.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2013@09:37:57.


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