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Ucalegon

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Ucalegon from Ancient Greek Οὐκαλέγων (Oukalegōn). 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).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
Ucalegon

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

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Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek Οὐκαλέγων (Oukalegōn).

Proper noun

Ucalegon (genitive Ucalegōnis); m, third declension

  1. Ucalegon
    • Publius Vergilius Maro, Aeneis, 2.312,
      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.

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