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ǼROHS: THE EPITHETS

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EPITHETS AND GLOSSARY OF ǼROHS 
(A list of abbreviations can be found at the bottom of this page: GLOSSARY HOME.)

This list of titles of the God Ǽrohs (Eros; Gr. Ἔρως) includes all of the epithets found in Orphic Hymn 58 and more epithets, gathered from various sources. This list also serves as a glossary of terms associated with the God. The transliteration method used in this list is Reuchlinian and unique to this website where the emphasis is primarily on pronunciation, but to avoid confusion there are separate entries using the more familiar Erasmian spellings found in English and American universities.


Æphivolipsía - (Epheboleipsia [not to be confused with ephebophilia]; Gr. Εφηβοληψία, ΕΦΗΒΟΛΗΨΙΑ. Etym. ἔφηβος, "adolescent boy" + λῆψις, "attack of," as in a fever.Æphivolipsía is the experience, by a mortal, of Ǽrohs (Eros or Attraction; Gr. Ἔρωςfrom the Gods when the partner is a male deity. This is not the same as erotic love between humans. Cf. Nympholipsía.

Ærastís - (erastes; Gr. ἐραστής, ΕΡΑΣΤΗΣ) The ærastís is the lover in a romantic relationship. The ærastís is the lover of the æróhmænos (Eromenos; Gr. ρώμενος), the Beloved. Cf. Æróhmænos.

Æratóh - (Erato; Gr. Ἐρατώ, ΕΡΑΤΩ) Please visit this page: Mousai

Ærázmios - (erasmius; Gr. ἐράσμιος, ΕΡΑΣΜΙΟΣ) Ǽrohs is ærázmioslovelybeloved. (Orphic hymn 58.1)

Æ
róhmænos - (eromenos; Gr. ἐρώμενος, ΕΡΩΜΕΝΟΣ. Etym. ἐράω, "love.") The æróhmænos is the beloved, he/she who is loved by the lover. The æróhmænos is the object of the devotion of the ærastís (erastes; Gr. ἐραστής). Cf. Ærastís.

Ærohmanǽoh - (eromaneo; Gr. ἐρωμᾰνέω, ΕΡΩΜΑΝΕΩÆrohmanǽoh is to be mad for love, Nonn.D.1.136. (L&S p. 695, right column)

Ærohmanís - (eromanis; Gr. Ἐρωμᾰνής, ΕΡΩΜΑΝΗΣ) Ærohmanís is to be maddened by love, διάθεσις πρὸς μειράκιον. 2. exciting mad loveφίλτρα Orph.H.55.14 (ἐρωτομ- codd.(L&S p. 695, right column, within the entries beginning ἐρωμᾰνέω, edited for simplicity.)

Ǽrohs - (Eros; Gr. Ἔρως, ΕΡΩΣ) Lexicon entry: ἔρως:—love, mostly of the sexual passion. 2. object of love or desire3. passionate joyII. pr. n., the God of LoveIII. at Nicaea, a funeral wreathIV. name of the κλῆρος Ἀφροδίτης. (L&S p. 695, right column, edited for simplicity.)

Ǽrohtæs - (Erotes; Gr. Ἔρωτες, ΕΡΩΤΕΣ) The Ǽrohtæs can be seen as emanations of the primal Ǽrohs (attraction) and are depicted in iconography as winged children or handsome youths. The names of the Ǽrohtæs are Ǽrohs (Eros = Attraction; Gr. ρως), Antǽrohs (Anteros = Requited Love; Gr. ντέρως), Ímæros (Himeros = Desire; Gr. μερος), and Póthos (Passion; Gr. Πόθος).

Ærohtárion - (erotarion; Gr. ἐρωτάριον, ΕΡΩΤΑΡΙΟΝ) Ærohtárion is a little Cupid. (L&S p. 695, right column)

Ærohtiáoh - (erotiao; Gr. ἐρωτιάω, ΕΡΩΤΙΑΩ) Ærohtiáoh is to be lovesick. (L&S p. 696, left column, within the entries beginning with ἐρωτιάς)

Ærohtidéfs - (Erotideus; Gr. Ἐρωτιδεύς, ΕΡΩΤΙΔΕΥΣ. Plural is Ἐρωτιδεῖς.Ærohtidéfs is a young Ǽrohs(L&S p. 696, left column, within the entries beginning with ἐρωτιάς)

Ærohtídia - (Erotidia; Gr. Ἐρωτίδια, ΕΡΩΤΙΔΙΑ) The Ærohtídia is a festival of Ǽrohs (Eros; Gr. Ἔρως) such as was held in antiquity at Thæspiai (Thespiae; Gr. Θεσπιαί) (Ἀθήναιος 13.561e(L&S p. 696, left column, within the entries beginning with ἐρωτιάς, edited for simplicity.)

Ærohtodidáskalos - (erotodidascalus; Gr. ἐρωτοδιδάσκαλος, ΕΡΩΤΟΔΙΔΑΣΚΑΛΟΣ) The ærohtodidáskalos is the teacher in the art of love. (L&S p. 696, left column, within the entries beginning with ἐρωτογράφος, edited for simplicity.)

Ærohtomanía - (erotomania; Gr. Ἐρωτομανία, ΕΡΩΤΟΜΑΝΙΑ) Ærohtomanía is raving lovePlu.2.451f. (L&S p. 696, left column, within the entries beginning with ἐρωτογράφος)

Agnós - (hagnos; Gr. Ἁγνός, ΑΓΝΟΣǼrohs is agnósholypure. (Orphic hymn 58.1)
- Lexicon entry: ἁγνόςήόν, (cf. ἅγιος) purechasteholyI. of places and things dedicated to Godshallowed; of frankincense. 2. of divine persons,chastepure, Hom., mostly of Artemis; of Demeter, Demeter and Persephone; Apollo; Zeus: of the attributes of Gods. II. after Hom., of persons, undefiledchaste, of maidens. 2. pure from bloodguiltless3. generally, pureupright. (L&S p. 12, left column, edited for simplicity.)

Diphues - See Diphÿís.

D
iphÿís - (Diphues; Gr. Διφῠής, ΔΙΦΥΗΣ) Ǽrohs is diphÿístwo-formed. (Orphic hymn 58.4)

- Lexicon entry: διφῠήςές: neut. pl. διφυῆ, also διφυᾶ:—of double nature or form. (L&S p.438, right column; within the definitions beginning with διφρῠγής, edited for simplicity.)

Efpálamos - (eupalamus; Gr. εὐπάλαμος, ΕΥΠΑΛΑΜΟΣ) Ǽrohs is efpálamosskillful. (Orphic hymn 58.4)
- Lexicon entry: εὐπάλᾰμος [πᾰ], ονhandyskilfulingenious, of persons: more freq. in the abstract, inventiveἜρως. (L&S p. 725, right column, edited for simplicity.)

Erasmius - See Ærázmios.

Erastes - See Ærastís.

Erato - See 
Æratóh.

Eromaneo - See Ærohmanǽoh.

Eromanes - See 
Ærohmanís.

Eromenos - See Æróhmænos.

Eros - See Ǽrohs.

Erotarion - See Ærohtárion.

Erotes - See Ǽrohtæs.

Erotiao - See 
Ærohtiáoh.

Erotideus - See Ærohtidéfs.

Erotidia - See Ærohtídia.

Erotodidascalus - See 
Ærohtodidáskalos.

Erotomania - See 
Ærohtomanía.

Eudromos ormeï - See Évdromos ormíi.

Eupalamus - See Efpálamos.

Évdromos ormíi- (eudromos ormeï, Gr. εὔδρομος ὁρμῇ, ΕΥΔΡΟΜΟΣ ΟΡΜΗΙ) Ǽrohs is évdromos ormíihe strikes quickly. (Orphic hymn 58.2)
Middle Liddell: εὔδρομοςον (δραμεῖνrunning wellswift of foot. (Middle Liddell p. 324, left column, edited for simplicity.) ὁρμῇ from ὁρμάω, taken be a verb, rushdartattack. (L&S p. 1253, left column continued from previous page, B 3.)

Hagnos - See Agnós.

Hedys - See 
Idýs.

Idýs - (hedys; Gr. ἡδύς, ΗΔΥΣ) Ǽrohs is idýssweetpleasant. (Orphic hymn 58.1

Nympholipsía - (Gr. Νυμφοληψία, ΝΥΜΦΟΛΗΨΙΑ. Etym. Νύμφη, "female nature deity" + λῆψις, "attack of," as in a fever.Nympholipsía is the experience, by a mortal, of Ǽrohs (Eros or Attraction; Gr. Ἔρως) from the Gods when the partner is a female deity. This experience is not the same as the erotic love between ordinary humans. Cf. Æphivolipsía.

Ptæróeis - (pteroeis; Gr. πτερόεις, ΠΤΕΡΟΕΙΣ) Ǽrohs is ptæróeiswinged. (Orphic hymn 58.2)
- Lexicon entry: πτερόειςεσσαεν: contr. forms, πτεροῦσσα (lyr.); πτεροῦντοςπτεροῦντα:—featheredwinged. (L&S p. 1546, right column, within the entries beginning with πτεροβάμων, edited for simplicity.
)

Pteroeis - See 
Ptæróeis.

P
yrídromos - (Gr. πυρίδρομος, ΠΥΡΙΔΡΟΜΟΣǼrohs is pyrídromosrunning on a path of fire (Orphic hymn 58.2)
- Lexicon entry: πῠρίδρομοςονfiery in its course, of Ἥλιος Orph. Hymn 8.11. (L&S p. 1557, left column, edited for simplicity.)

P
yrphóros - (Gr. πυρφόρος, ΠΥΡΦΟΡΟΣ) Pyrphóros means fire-bearingII. in special senses. 1. It is the epith. of several divinities, as of Zeus in reference to his lightnings, of Demeter, prob. in reference to the torches used by her worshippers; similarly π. Θεαί of Demeter and Persephone; of Eros, AP587(Rufin.); but Θεὸς π. the fire-bearing God, the God who produces plague or fever, S.OT27. 2. bearer of sacred fire in the worship of Asclepius; of the Syrian Goddess. (L&S p. 1559, right column, within the entries beginning with πυρϕορέω, edited for simplicity.)

Toxalkís - (toxalkes; Gr. τοξαλκής, ΤΟΞΑΛΚΗΣ) Ǽrohs is toxalkís, mighty with the bow. (Orphic hymn 58.2)
- Lexicon entry: 
τοξαλκήςέςmighty with the bowOrph.Hymn 58.2. (L&S p. 1805, left column, within the entries beginning with τοξάζομαι.)  


The story of the birth of the GodsOrphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
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