λευκώλενος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From λευκός (leukós, white) and ὠλένη (ōlénē, forearm).

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λευκώλενος (leukṓlenos) m or f, λευκώλενον (leukṓlenon) n

  1. (poetic, epithet of women and goddesses) white-armed
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 1.595–596:
      Ὣς φάτο, μείδησεν δὲ θεὰ λευκώλενος Ἥρη,
      μειδήσασα δὲ παιδὸς ἐδέξατο χειρὶ κύπελλον·
      Hṑs pháto, meídēsen dè theà leukṓlenos Hḗrē,
      meidḗsasa dè paidòs edéxato kheirì kúpellon;
      So [Hephaestus] said, and she smiled, the white armed goddess Hera,
      and smiling accepted the goblet from [her] child in [her] hand.

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