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ὑμέναι-ος [υ^], , (Ὑμήν)
A.the wedding or bridal song, sung by the bride's attendants as they led her to the bridegroom's house, Il.18.493, Hes.Sc.274, A.Ag.707 (lyr.), E.IA1036 (lyr., s. v.l.): pl., “παμφώνων ἰαχὰ ὑμεναίωνPi.P.3.17, cf. E.Alc.922 (anap.), etc.: Aeol. ὐμήνα^ος Sapph.91, Epigr.Gr.418.7 (Cyrene): a form ὑμήναιος in Call. Aet.3.1.43.
2. wedding, S.OT422, E.Ion1475 (lyr.): pl., S.Ant. 813 (lyr.), E.IA123 (lyr.), Phld.Mus.p.68K.
II. = Ὑμήν, Hymen, the god of marriage, addressed in wedding-songs, freq. in Trag. and Com. (lyr.), “Ὑμὴν Υμέναι᾽ ἄναζE.Tr.314; Ὑμὴν Ὑμέναι᾽ Ὑμήν ib.331; “Ὑμὴν Ὑμέναι᾽ Ar.Pax1335; “Ὑμὴν , Ὑμέναι᾽ Id.Av.1736,1742; Dor. “Ὑμὰν ὙμέναιεTheoc.18.58; hence the two are used as one word, “ὑμὴν ὑμέναιον ἀείδωνOpp.C.1.341.
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    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1736
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