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τηλύγετος 1

an only child, a darling child, Hom.; once of two sons, perhaps twins, Il.:—in Eur., τηλύγετος χθονὸς ἀπὸ πατρίδος, it means born far away, living away from, as if a compd. of τῆλυ ( = τῆλε), γενέσθαι: but the Homeric sense is opposed to this; and the deriv. remains uncertain.

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