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Headword: Λαρόν
Adler number: lambda,126
Translated headword: pleasant
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] warm, gentle, sweet.[1]
"And may the moist dew, which the old man breathed rather pleasantly from his soft mouth, continually dampen him."[2]
Greek Original:
Λαρόν: χλιαρόν, προσηνές, ἡδύ. καί μιν ἀεὶ τέγγοι νοτερὴ δρόσος, ἧς ὁ γεραιὸς λαρότερον μαλακῶν ἔπνεεν ἐκ στομάτων.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (see the references at Photius lambda101 Theodoridis), and in scholia on Homer, Iliad 17.572 and 19.316; cf. also lambda 129.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.24.9-10, in the collection of Epigrams attributed to the lyric poet Simonides of Ceos (ca. 556 BC-468 BCE), no. 183, lines 9-10; cf. under gamma 192. For Simonides, see generally sigma 439, sigma 440, sigma 441. The 'old man', the lyric poet Anacreon, ca. 570-ca 485 BCE, a near contemporary of Simonides, became a legend in his lifetime. See alpha 1916.
Reference:
Patrica A. Rosenmeyer, The Poetics of Imitation: Anacreon and the anacreontic tradition (Cambridge, 1992) 12-49
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 17 May 2009@21:27:47.
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