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Headword: Οὐρανόμηκες
Adler number: omicron,939
Translated headword: heaven-high
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] very great.[1] "[sc. You are] going to have heaven-high glory among mortals."[2] From the [sc. Homeric phrase], "there might be heavenly glory."[3]
Greek Original:
Οὐρανόμηκες: μέγιστον. κλέος οὐρανόμηκες ἐν βροτοῖς ἕξων. παρὰ τό, ἐπουράνιον κλέος εἴη.
Notes:
[1] The headword, extracted from the quotation given, is a neuter adjective in the nominative/accusative singular; see generally LSJ s.v. οὐρανομήκης, -ες .
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 460-1 (web address 1), where the Chorus makes this promise to Strepsiades if he can but learn from them. The original concept of sky-high glory, however, is Homeric (Dover, p. 160); see next note.
[3] For this possible reward, at Homer, Iliad 10.212 (web address 2), Nestor entices Diomedes [Author, Myth] and Odysseus to venture out on a night-time raid.
Reference:
K.J. Dover, ed., Aristophanes Clouds, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 20 August 2010@00:51:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 August 2010@03:33:20.
Catharine Roth (pruned notes, upgraded link) on 20 August 2010@11:56:55.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2013@09:50:12.

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