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Τι_τάν , ᾶνος, ; mostly pl. Τι_τᾶνες, Ep. and Ion. Τι_τῆνες, οἱ:—
A.the Titans, Il.14.279, h.Ap.335, Hes.Th.630, al., Cratin. in PSI11. 1212.11,19, etc.; “Τ. ΠρομηθεύςS.OC56, E.Ph.1122; of Atlas, dub. in A.Pr.427 (lyr.); of the Sun-god, Emp.38, cf. Ezek.Exag.217, Orph.A.512; of Apollo, IG12(5).893.1 (Tenos, dub. l.), 9(1).882.4 (Corc.), Schwyzer 649.8 (Balbilla).
III. a kind of comet, Heph.Astr.1.24 (Lyd.Ost.p.169). (Derived by Hes.Th.207 sqq. partly from τιταίνω (the Strivers), partly from the root of τίσις Οὐρανὸς . . φάσκε δὲ τιταίνοντας ἀτασθαλίῃ μέγα ῥέξαι ἔργον, τοῖο δ᾽ ἔπειτα τίσιν μετόπισθεν ἔσεσθαι); the latter derivation also in Orph.Fr.57, Plu.2.996c, Hsch., in modified form. Perh. really connected with τίταξ = βασιλεύς, and τιτήνη = βασιλίς in Hsch.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 427
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1122
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 207
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 630
    • Homer, Iliad, 14.279
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 3 to Apollo, 335
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 56
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