only in sg.
I.heaven: in Hom. and Hes.,
or firmament of heaven, the sky
, conceived as a concave hemisphere resting on the verge of earth, upborne by the pillars of Atlas, Od.
, etc.; conceived to be of solid metal, χάλκεος, πολύχαλκος, σιδήρεος
: on this vault the sun performed his course, Od.
; the stars were fixed upon it, and moved with it, for it was supposed to be always revolving, Il.
, as the seat of the gods, above this skyey vault, the portion of Zeus, Hom.
; πύλαι οὐρανοῦ Heavengate
, which the Hours lifted and put down like a trapdoor, Il.
in common language, heaven, the sky
, etc.; πρὸς οὐρανὸν βιβάζειν τινά to exalt to heaven
, as Hor. evehere ad Deos
; εἰς τὸν οὐρ. ἥλλοντο
leapt up on high
: a region of heaven, climate
II.as prop. n. Uranus, son of Erebus and Gaia, Hes.; or husband of Gaia, parent of the Titans, id=Hes., Aesch.