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Headword: Παιάν
Adler number: pi,836
Translated headword: paean
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of song.[1]
"The toad said lamenting, 'This is no cause for us to sing a paean, but rather for care and grief.'"[2]
Greek Original:
Παιάν: εἶδος ᾠδῆς. ὁ δ' εἶπε κλαύσας φρῦνος, οὐχὶ παιᾶνος τοῦτ' ἐστὶν ἡμῖν, φροντίδος δὲ λύπης.
Notes:
[1] (See also pi 837, pi 838, and cf. pi 841, pi 842.) Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius pi11 Theodoridis.
[2] Babrius 24.4-5. The manuscripts have παύσας "pausing" instead of κλαύσας "lamenting." The next (and final) three verses of this poem are quoted at alpha 4421.
Keywords: definition; ethics; meter and music; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 October 2000@01:25:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 1 September 2002@05:30:15.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 2 September 2011@09:19:46.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2013@06:32:16.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 18 September 2013@06:36:34.

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