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Headword: Οὐράνιόν γ' ὅσον
Adler number: omicron,935
Translated headword: as far as heaven, heaven-high, to heaven
Vetting Status: high
Meaning copious and great.[1]
"They raised their cries to heaven."[2]
Greek Original:
Οὐράνιόν γ' ὅσον: ἀντὶ τοῦ πολὺ καὶ μέγα. οἱ δὲ ἀνέκραγον οὐράνιον ὅσον.
The headword phrase is quoted from Aristophanes, Frogs 781 (web address 1); cf. next note and Dover, p. 288.
[1] The gloss follows the scholia to the aforementioned verse; cf. alpha 2212, and (for 'great') Photius' Lexicon omicron675 Theodoridis s.v. οὐράνιον . See also Photius omicron678 s.v. οὐράνιον ἄχος with the other references there.
[2] Procopius, Secret History 16.20; already more fully at alpha 3151.
K.J. Dover, ed., Aristophanes: Frogs, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 4 August 2010@02:18:10.
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