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Headword: Μέγηρον
Adler number: mu,398
Translated headword: most lovable (?)
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] something beloved.
Greek Original:
Μέγηρον: τὸ ἐπέραστον.
Notes:
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras. The headword adjective, here in the neuter singular, is not otherwise attested, and is possibly a mistake for μεγήρατον or μεγήριτον . The phrase μεγήριτα τέκνα θεάων "much contended-for children of the gods" (Hesiod, Theogony 240) has the textual variant μεγήρατα τέκνα θεάων "most lovable children of the gods" (LSJ s.v. μεγήριτος , from ἐρατός ); and μεγήρατος is glossed in the Etymologicum Magnum and ps.-Zonaras with the same word, μεγάλως ἐπέραστα . (Compare also, here, under alpha 467, alpha 2808, epsilon 2199, epsilon 2987, iota 353.)
The word also turns up in the Vision of Dorotheus (3-4 CE) 307, though apparently as an aorist imperative of μεγαίρω (cf. mu 396).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 4 May 2009@09:03:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks and keywords, status) on 5 May 2009@12:27:36.
David Whitehead (more x-refs; more keywords; tweaks) on 6 May 2009@03:11:02.
David Whitehead on 14 May 2013@03:54:11.

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