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Ἔρως ἀνίκατε μάχαν -> O love, invincible in battle!
Sophocles, Antigone, 781
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Full diacritics: ἀειπάρθενος Medium diacritics: ἀειπάρθενος Low diacritics: αειπάρθενος Capitals: ΑΕΙΠΑΡΘΕΝΟΣ
Transliteration A: aeipárthenos Transliteration B: aeiparthenos Transliteration C: aeiparthenos Beta Code: a)eipa/rqenos

English (LSJ)

ἡ, A ever a virgin, Sapph.96 (in Aeol.form ἀϊπάρθενος); of the Vestals, αἱ ἱέρειαι αἱ ἀειπάρθενοι ἄνανδροί εἰσιν = vestal virgins live apart from men D.C. 56.5, cf. 59.3. 2 in Pythag. language, of the number 7 (as being neither factor nor multiple of any number up to 10), Ph.1.46; of the Sabbath, ib.497.

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Greek (Liddell-Scott)

ἀειπάρθενος: ἡ, ἡ ἀεὶ παρθένος, Σαπφ. 96. (ἐν Αἰολ. τύπ. ἀϊπ-, πρβλ. Cramer An. Par. 3. 321.), Εὐσ. Ἐγκώμ. Κωνσταντ. 17· ἐπὶ τῶν Ἑστιάδων ἐν Ρώμῃ: αἱ ἱέριαι αἱ ἀειπ., Δίων Κ. 56. 5, πρβλ. 59. 3. 2) ἐν τῇ Πυθαγ. γλώσσῃ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἀριθμοῦ 7, Φίλων 1. 46, 497, πρβλ. ἄγονος, ΙΙ. 1.

French (Bailly abrégé)

ος, ον :
toujours vierge, qui fait vœu de chasteté en parl. des Vestales.
Étymologie: ἀεί, παρθένος.

Spanish (DGE)

1 siempre virgende las Vestales, D.C.56.5.7, de Hestia IEphesos 1064 (II d.C.)
crist., de la Virgen María IGLS 319.2 (Calcidia, Siria V d.C.), MAMA 1.397.1, Ath.Al.M.26.296B, Epiph.Const.Haer.39.10, IEphesos 4135.19 (VI d.C.), de mujeres entregadas a una virginidad perpetua τῶν παναγίων ἀ. χορός Eus.VC 4.28, cf. Bull.Epigr.1972.240 (Epiro V d.C.), IChr.M.23 (V/VI d.C.)
pero en algunos text. es dud. este sent. o simplemente ref. a mujeres vírgenes e.e. aún no casadas, PLips.43.4, 60.2, SB 12620.8 (todos IV d.C.)
fig., del sábado, Ph.1.497.
2 fig., entre los pitagóricos el número 7 Ph.1.46.

Greek Monotonic

ἀειπάρθενος: ἡ, αιωνία παρθένος, σε Σαπφώ.

Middle Liddell

ever a virgin, Sapph.

Wikipedia EN

In the Eastern Orthodox Church, Aeiparthenos (Greek ἀειπάρθενος "ever-virgin") is the title of the Theotokos which refers to the "Ever Virgin" Mary, mother of Jesus, thus affirming the doctrine of the Perpetual virginity of Mary.

The term is also used to refer to the icons of Mary, as in the "Theotokos Aeiparthenos" icon.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (item 499) also includes the term Aeiparthenos and referring to Lumen gentium item 57 states: "Christ's birth did not diminish his mother's virginal integrity but sanctified it."

The term Aeiparthenos is attested to by Epiphanius of Salamis from early 4th century.