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ἥμαιθον

Ἔρως ἀνίκατε μάχαν -> O love, invincible in battle!
Sophocles, Antigone, 781

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

ἥμαιθον: τό, ἡμιωβέλιον, ἥμισυς ὀβολὸς ἐν Κυζίκῳ, Ἡσύχ., πρβλ. Φοίν. παρ’ Ἀθην. 359Ε, Ἡρώνδ. 3. 45.

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: n.
Meaning: Name of a coin, acc. to H. = ἡμιωβέλιον. διώβολον παρὰ Κυζικηνοῖς (Herod., Phoen., Rhodes etc., Bechtel Dial. 2, 654; 3, 301).
Origin: XX [etym. unknown]
Etymology: Connected with ἡμι- (or referred to it) with remarkable elision of the ι- (cf. Schwyzer 434); further unclear.

Frisk Etymology German

ἥμαιθον: {hḗmaithon}
Grammar: n.
Meaning: N. einer Münze, nach H. = ἡμιωβέλιον. διώβολον παρὰ Κυζικηνοῖς (Herod., Phoen., Rhodos usw., Bechtel Dial. 2, 654; 3, 301).
Etymology : Zu ἡμι- (oder darauf bezogen) mit bemerkenswerter Elision (vgl. Schwyzer 434); sonst unklar (αἰθός, αἴθω?).
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