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αἴλι^νος , ,
A.cry of anguish, dirge, “αἴλινον αἴλινον εἰπέA.Ag.121 (lyr.), cf. S.Aj.627 (lyr.), E.Or.1395; of an epitaph, AP6.348 (Diod.); said to be from αἶ Αίνον ah me for Linos! cf. Paus.9.29.8.
2. Adj., αἴλινος, ον, mournful, plaintive, “αἰλίνοις κακοῖςE.Hel.171; “βρέφος αἴ.unhappy, IG14.1502: neut. pl. αἴλινα as Adv., Call.Ap.20, Mosch.3.1: hence αἰλινέω sing a dirge, cj. in Dosiad.Ara15.
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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 121
    • Euripides, Helen, 171
    • Euripides, Orestes, 1395
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9.29.8
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 627
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