δῆλος

Validation

Yes

Word-form

Δῆλος

Transliteration (Word)

dēlos

English translation (word)

Delos

Transliteration (Etymon)

dēlos

English translation (etymon)

clear

Author

Callimachus

Century

3 BC

Source

Id.

Ref.

Del. 51-54

Ed.

S. Stephens, Callimachus, The Hymns, OUP, 2015

Translation (En)

But when you offered your soil for Apollo as a gift for his birth, sailors gave you this name in exchange, for you no longer sailed about adēlos “inconspicuous but into the waves of the Aegean sea you put down the roots of your feet

Comment

IMPLICIT ETYMOLOGY. Play between the toponym/ the adjective and the negated privative compound (litotes)

Parallels

Theophrastus, Placit. 12.16