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L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelleLove that moves the sun and the other stars
Dante Alighieri, Paradiso, XXXIII, v. 145
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Full diacritics: Ἔπᾰφος Medium diacritics: Ἔπαφος Low diacritics: Έπαφος Capitals: ΈΠΑΦΟΣ
Transliteration A: Épaphos Transliteration B: Epaphos Transliteration C: Epafos Beta Code: *)/epafos

English (LSJ)

ὁ, Epaphus, a son of Zeus and Io, A.Pr.851 (v. ἁφή); the Hellenic representative of the Egyptian god Apis, Hdt.2.153, 3.27,28.

Russian (Dvoretsky)

Ἔπᾰφος: ου ὁ Эпаф
1 сын Зевса и Ио, впоследствии царь Египта, основатель Мемфиса, отец Ливии Pind., Aesch.;
2 греч. название быка Аписа Her.

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

Ἔπαφος: ὁ, υἱὸς τοῦ Διὸς καὶ τῆς Ἰοῦς, Αἰσχύλ. Πρ. 850· ἴδε ἐν λ. ἀφή· ὁ δὲ Ἆπις κατὰ τὴν Ἑλλήνων γλῶσσάν ἐστι Ἔπαφος Ἡρόδ. 2. 153., 3. 27, 28.

English (Slater)

Ἔπαφος son of Zeus and Io. “φαμὶ γὰρ τᾶσδ' ἐξ ἁλιπλάκτου ποτὲ γᾶς (Θήρας) Ἐπάφοιο κόραν ἀστέων ῥίζαν φυτεύσεσθαι” i. e. Libya, daughter of Epaphos (P. 4.14) πολλὰ δ' Αἰγύπτῳ κατῴκισθεν ἄστη ταῖς Ἐπάφου παλάμαις (N. 10.5)

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: m.
Meaning: son of Zeus and Io, whom she bore on the Nile (A. Pr. 851); Greek name of Apis (Hdt.).
Origin: XX [etym. unknown]
Etymology: By the Ancients (e. g. A. Supp. 17 and 45, Pr. 849f.) explained from the the contact (ἐπαφή, ἔφαψις, ἐπαφάω) of Zeus with Io, which is folk-etymology ist; cf. v. Wilamowitz Glaube 1, 246 n. 2.

{{FriskDe |ftr=Ἔπαφος: 1.
Grammar: m.
Meaning: Sohn des Zeus und der Io, den diese am Nil gebar (A. Pr. 851); griech. Name des Apis (Hdt.).
Etymology: Von den Alten (z. B. A. Supp. 17 und 45, Pr. 849f.) auf die Berührung (ἐπαφή, ἔφαψις, ἐπαφάω) der Io durch Zeus zurückgeführt, was eine offenbare Volksetymologie ist; vgl. v. Wilamowitz Glaube 1, 246 A. 2. Auch für ein heilendes Handauflegen (Gruppe; s. P.-W. s. Epaphos) gibt es in dieser Sage keinen Anhalt.
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Forms: -ον
Meaning: Beiwort der ἄμπελος, Ausdruck des Weinbaus unsicherer Bedeutung (PAvrom. 1 A 26, 1 B 27; Ia).
Etymology: Wohl eig. ‘mit ἁφή, d. h. Haft, versehen’, gestützt, aufgebunden (so schon Moulton z. St. JournofHellStud. 35, 55). Das Wort hat keinen direkten Zusammenhang mit dem juristischen Ausdruck ἀνέπαφος [[ohne ἐπαφή, d. h. unberührt, frei von dinglicher Belastung; darüber Preisigke Wb. s. v.
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Wikipedia EN

In Greek mythology, Epaphus (/ˈɛpəfəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἔπαφος), also called Apis or Munantius, was a king of Egypt.

Epaphus was the son of Zeus and Io and thus, Ceroessa's brother. With his wife, Memphis (or according to others, Cassiopeia), he had one daughter, Libya while some accounts added another one who bore the name Lysianassa. These daughters later became mothers of Poseidon's sons, Belus, Agenor and possibly, Lelex to the former and Busiris to the latter. In other versions of the myth, Epaphus was also called father of Thebe, mother of Aegyptus and Heracles by Zeus. Through these daughters, Epaphus was the ancestor of the "dark Libyans, and high-souled Aethiopians, and the Underground-folk and feeble Pygmies".

The name/word Epaphus means "Touch". This refers to the manner in which he was conceived, by the touch of Zeus' hand. He was born in Euboea, in the cave Boösaule or according to others, in Egypt, on the river Nile, after the long wanderings of his mother. He was then concealed by the Curetes, by the request of Hera, but Io sought and afterward found him in Syria where he was nursed by the wife of the king of Byblus.


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