Ucalegon

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Ūcalegōn, from Ancient Greek Οὐκαλέγων (Oukalégōn). He was one of the Elders of Troy, whose house was set on fire by the Achaeans when they sacked the city. He is one of Priam's friends in the Iliad (3.148) and the destruction of his house is referred to in the Aeneid (2.312).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) enPR: yo͞okălʹəgôn IPA(key): /juːˈkælɨɡɒn/
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NounEdit

Ucalegon (plural Ucalegons)

  1. (dated) A neighbor whose house is on fire or has burned down.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Οὐκαλέγων (Oukalégōn).

Proper nounEdit

Ūcalegōn m sg (genitive Ūcalegōnis); third declension

  1. Ucalegon
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 2.310:
      Iam Deiphobi dedit ampla ruinam volcano superante domus, iam proximus ardet Ucalegon; Sigea igni freta lata relucent.
      The palace of Deiphobus ascends in smoky flames, and catches on his friends. Ucalegon burns next: the seas are bright.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Ūcalegōn
Genitive Ūcalegōnis
Dative Ūcalegōnī
Accusative Ūcalegōnem
Ablative Ūcalegōne
Vocative Ūcalegōn

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