Avaton - Αλόεσσα lyrics request

  • Artist: Avaton
  • Song: Αλόεσσα
  • Language: Unknown

Not sure if Modern or Ancient Greek. Kinda expect Ancient given the other tracks in the album. Sounds to me like:

[0:50-1:15] Ἆ ὃ ἐτίμαιε (x2)
[1:16-1:39] νεπαρίμ νεπαρίμ νεπαρίμ νεπαρίμερα ἆ ὑγειά (x2)
[1:41-2:01] Ἆ ὃ ἐτίμαιε ἆ
[2:46-3:10] Ἆ ὃ ἐτίμαιε (x2)
[3:11-3:35] νεπαρίμ νεπαρίμ νεπαρίμ νεπαρίμερα ἆ ὑγειά (x2)
[3:37-3:55] Ἆ ὃ ἐτίμαιε ἆ

My best shot at making sense of this in Ancient Greek is:

[0:50-1:15] Ἆ ὦ, ἐντίμα, υἱέ, (x2)
[1:16-1:39] Ναί, παρ' ἤμ-, ναί, παρ' ἤμ-, ναί, παρ' ἤμ-, Ναί, παρ' ἤμερα, ἆ, ὑγιᾶ (x2)
[1:41-2:01] Ἆ ὦ, ἐντίμα, υἱέ, ἆ
[2:46-3:10] Ἆ ὦ, ἐντίμα, υἱέ, (x2)
[3:11-3:35] Ναί, παρ' ἤμ-, ναί, παρ' ἤμ-, ναί, παρ' ἤμ-, Ναί, παρ' ἤμερα, ἆ, ὑγιᾶ (x2)
[3:37-3:55] Ἆ ὦ, ἐντίμα, υἱέ, ἆ

Translation:

[0:50-1:15] Ah, oh, revere, oh son,
[1:16-1:39] Yes, besides man-, yes, besides man-, yes, besides man-, yes, besides manners, ah, health
[1:41-2:01] Ah, oh, revere, oh son, ah
[2:46-3:10] Ah, oh, revere, oh son,
[3:11-3:35] Yes, besides man-, yes, besides man-, yes, besides man-, yes, besides manners, ah, health
[3:37-3:55] Ah, oh, revere, oh son, ah

This is kinda laughably full of ahs and ohs, but apparently it would be suggesting to hold manners/education and health in the highest esteem. It doesn't seem to come from an Ancient Greek text, which would be the odd one out in the album since all other songs either don't have lyrics, or have just gibberish, or have lyrics from some Ancient Greek text (three songs from Sappho, one from Theognis, one from Lucian).

The ὢ could potentially be ᾧ "because of which; therefore", referring to something cut out of this song.

As for the title, it doesn't seem to be an Ancient Greek word. It could be a clipping of ἀμιχθαλόεσσα "inhospitable", with possible intended meaning "briny, sea-like" or "salty". It could also be a bad OCR of αὐδήεσσα/αὐλήεσσα "using human speech" or "famous".

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