A Greekgrammarian from the 5th century AD, known for compiling the richest lexicon of unusual and obscure Ancient Greek words.
Origin of hesychius
From Ancient Greek Ἡσύχιος (Hēsukhios).
Hesychius Sentence Examples
The literature of succeeding centuries furnishes only isolated references; the more important are found in the scholia on Aristophanes, the lexicons of Hesychius, Photius and others, and the Etymologicum Magnum.
In support of this view he refers to Hesychius (Oi vcov yaXa) and a passage in Athenagoras (Legatio pro Christianis, 17), where it is by itself, may possibly be connected with 7raXXaKr ("maiden").
Photius praises the style of Hesychius, and credits him with being a veracious historian.
It is specially valuable in the portion relating to the history of the text (which up to the middle of the 3rd century he holds to have been current only in a common edition (Kocvi EK60cn), of which recensions were afterwards made by Hesychius, an Egyptian bishop, by Lucian of Antioch, and by Origen) and in its discussion of the ancient versions.
According to Hesychius these three days of the festival were followed by a fourth, called hir1.1 138a, but this is merely a general term for the day after any festival.