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Headword: Θυμαλγέα
Adler number: theta,545
Translated headword: heart-aching, spirit-vexing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] distressing.
Greek Original:
Θυμαλγέα: λυπηρά.
Notes:
Same entry in other lexica. The headword adjective is here in the masculine/feminine accusative singular or nominative/accusative neuter plural, in epic/Ionic dialect. The latter possibility occurs in Herodotus 1.129.1 (of words: web address 1), which [WH] might well be the ultimate source of the word here since the gloss could only be neuter plural or feminine nominative singular. In Homer (more usually regarded as the source of the entry: see Latte on Hesychius theta860 and Theodoridis on Photius theta255) the form only occurs as an accusative singular, masculine or feminine; see for instance Iliad 4.513 (web address 2) or Iliad 9.387 (web address 3).
cf. under epsilon 1990.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 February 2008@10:05:21.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified note, added links, set status) on 24 February 2008@12:46:33.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 25 February 2008@03:08:15.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@04:58:27.

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