Ucalegon

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Ucalegon, from Ancient Greek Οὐκαλέγων (Oukalégōn). He was one of the Elders of Troy, whose house was set on fire by the Achaeans when they sacked the city. He is one of Priam's friends in the Iliad (3.148) and the destruction of his house is referred to in the Aeneid (2.312).

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Noun[edit]

Ucalegon (plural Ucalegons)

  1. (dated) A neighbor whose house is on fire or has burned down.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Οὐκαλέγων (Oukalégōn).

Proper noun[edit]

Ucalegon m (genitive Ucalegōnis); third declension

  1. Ucalegon
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 2.310
      Iam Deiphobi dedit ampla ruinam volcano superante domus, iam proximus ardet Ucalegon; Sigea igni freta lata relucent.
      The palace of Deiphobus ascends in smoky flames, and catches on his friends. Ucalegon burns next: the seas are bright.