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Headword: Ἴφικλος
Adler number: iota,769
Translated headword: Iphiklos, Iphiclus
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.[1]
Someone of strong limbs [iphikolos]. For the story goes that he was very swift.
Greek Original:
Ἴφικλος: ὄνομα κύριον. ἰφίκωλός τις ὤν. ἱστορεῖται γὰρ ταχύτατος εἶναι.
[1] That of several figures in Greek mythology. The one in question here, as is clear from the remainder of the entry (which is paralleled in Homeric scholia), is the one briefly mentioned in Homer, Iliad 23.636: a man once beaten by Nestor in a running-race.
Keywords: athletics; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 April 2006@04:42:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 20 April 2006@19:44:46.
David Whitehead (typo) on 21 April 2006@03:16:12.


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