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Headword: Ὕης
Adler number: upsilon,82
Translated headword: Hues, Hyes
Vetting Status: high
Ὅυ [in the genitive].
An epithet of Dionysus;[1] so [says] Clidemus.[2] "Because," he says, "we perform sacrifices to him, during the time in which the god sends rain."[3] But Pherecydes[4] [says] that Semele was called Hue and Dionysus’ nurses Huades.[5] Aristophanes includes Hues among the foreign gods.[6]
Greek Original:
Ὕης, Ὕου. ἐπίθετον Διονύσου: ὡς Κλείδημος. ἐπειδή, φησίν, ἐπιτελοῦμεν τὰς θυσίας αὐτῷ, καθ' ὃν ὁ θεὸς ὕει χρόνον. ὁ δὲ Φερεκύδης τὴν Σεμέλην Ὕην λέγεσθαι καὶ τὰς τοῦ Διονύσου τροφοὺς Ὑάδας. Ἀριστοφάνης δὲ συγκαταλέγει ξενικοῖς θεοῖς τὸ Ὕην.
After the grammatical opening, the entry follows Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
[1] Also of Zeus, according to Hesychius and Theognostus. Herodian the Grammarian says it should have a perispomenon accent (Ὑῆς ).
[2] The Atthidographer, a.k.a. Clitodemus; cf. alpha 2972, eta 421, kappa 1745, pi 3151 (and epsilon 2505).
[3] Clidemus FGrH 323 F27.
[4] Of Athens (phi 216).
[5] Pherecydes FGrH 3 F90a.
[6] Aristophanes fr. 878 Kock (908 K.-A.), of a feminine.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; mythology; religion
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 21 July 2009@20:21:31.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes, added keywords, set status) on 22 July 2009@00:42:46.
David Whitehead (updated some references; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 July 2009@03:18:12.
David Whitehead (tweaked notes) on 13 July 2011@08:53:05.
David Whitehead on 19 November 2013@09:55:54.


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