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Headword: Παιανισμός
Adler number: pi,842
Translated headword: paean-singing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a song for [the occasion of] release from troubles.
Greek Original:
Παιανισμός: ᾠδὴ ἐπὶ ἀπαλλαγῇ κακῶν.
Notes:
Noun -- variously παιανισμός , as here, and παιωνισμός -- derived from the verb παιανίζω ; see also epsilon 2745, and cf. generally pi 836, pi 837, pi 838, pi 841.
Its nominative singular here could simply be generic, or perhaps extracted from Thucydides 7.44.6: paean-singing by the Athenians' opponents and Dorian allies at Syracuse in 413 BCE causes confusion. See web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; meter and music; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 May 2004@01:07:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 13 May 2004@03:55:39.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 2 September 2011@09:37:46.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2011@09:38:10.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, added link) on 3 September 2011@12:37:45.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2013@06:48:17.

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