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Definition of the noun Aegiale

What does Aegiale mean as a name of something?

Aegiale is a genus of Hesperiidae, described by Felder & Felder in 1860.


  1. Aegiale or Aegialeia is, in Greek mythology, a daughter of Adrastus and Amphithea, or of Aegialeus the son of Adrastus, whence she bears the surname of Adrastine. One account refers to her as Euryaleia. She was married to Diomedes, who, on his return from Troy, found her living in adultery with Cometes. According to some sources, Aegiale had multiple lovers, including a certain Hippolytus. Diomedes attributed this misfortune to the anger of Aphrodite, whom he had wounded in the war against Troy, but when Aegiale went so far as to threaten his life, he fled to Italy. According to Dictys Cretensis, Aegiale, like Clytemnestra, had been seduced to her criminal conduct by a treacherous report, that Diomedes was returning with a Trojan woman who lived with him as his wife, and on his arrival at Argos Aegiale expelled him. In Ovid she is described as the type of a bad wife.
  2. Aegiale: In Greek mythology, Aegiale is the daughter of Helios and Clymene.

Phrases with Aegiale

Phrases starting with the word Aegiale:

  1. Aegiale Agavis
  2. Aegiale Hesperiaris

Phrases ending with the word Aegiale:

  1. Genus Aegiale
  2. Cyllenia aegiale
  3. Phyllosmilia Aegiale
  4. species Cyllenia aegiale

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aegiale

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Google previewBibliotheca classica, sive Lexicon manuale ... Editio altera auctior et emendatior. [The compiler's preface signed: Herm. Bosscha.] (1816)

Stlicncli filius , cum quo AEgiale, Diomedis пьют, vigente bello Troì.

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2013)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

Amorgos: An island inthe Cyclades, Greece, whichwas eastern prosperous in the Early Bronze Ageand hadthree cities, Arcesine, Minoa, and Aegiale. Thereisan important cemetery onthe island with single burials incist graves, ...

Google previewThe MoliËre Encyclopedia (2002)

by James F. Gaines

Vadius refers to them in Les Femmes savantes and the daughters of Du Croisy and La Thorilliére silently represent two of them in Psyche', though Moliere alters the names to Aegiale and Phaene. GRAND DIVERTISSEMENT ROYAL DE ...

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Scrabble value of A1E1G2I1A1L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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