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Headword: Θρηνακία
Adler number: theta,479
Translated headword: Threnakia
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] Sicily.
Greek Original:
Θρηνακία: ἡ Σικελία.
The headword first appears -- in the form Thrinakie -- in Homer, Odyssey 11.107; there it is a legendary island, home of the cattle and sheep of Helios. The identification with Sicily is later, involving other versions of the name (Trinakria, Trinachia) which reflect Sicily's triangular shape (τρεῖς, ἄκραι ). See Strabo 6.2.1, theta 499, and tau 993.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 May 2005@09:17:13.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (added note, keywords, set status) on 5 May 2005@11:28:14.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 6 May 2005@03:14:09.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2011@04:14:10.
David Whitehead on 6 January 2013@06:35:47.


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