ἄλαστος

ἄλαστος
Grammatical information: adj.
Meaning: Meaning of this and related words very difficult; see DELG. As adj. of πένθος, ἄχος `insufferable'?; also as vocative, `accursed'? (ἄλαστε, e. g. Χ 261).
Other forms: Original noun ἀλάστωρ `avenging spirit' or `he who does deeds which merit vengeance', either from ἀλαστέω or directly from ἄλαστος; attribute of gods, but also of men; in Homer proper name.
Derivatives: Denomin. verb ἀλαστέω (Hom.), ἐπαλαστήσας (α 252), `be full of wrath'?, `be distraught'? Also ἀλασταίνω δυσπαθέω H.
Origin: XX [etym. unknown]
Etymology: Unknown. One connects λανθάνομαι: *`who cannot forget or be forgotten'. Frisk correctly considers it formally impeccable, but as to the meaning very hypothetical; DELG accepts it. - Muller's explanation (Don. nat. Schrijnen 649ff., Mnemos. 57, 116ff.): to λάω `see' with ἀ- from *n̥-, zero grade of ἐν ("invisus, invisor, qui invidendo nocet") is also unconvincing; the last point is without parallel, the whole artificial.
Page in Frisk: 1,64-65

Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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