αἰών → eon, aeon, epoch, period of existence, lifetime, life, age, generation, life, destiny, lot, long space of time, age, eternity, space of time, epoch, world, spinal marrow, one's life-time, definite space of time, era, period, long time, 10, ten

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Can anyone help me translate this definition for Αἰών in the Suda/souida lexicon? I think it says something about bone marrow which is very strange.

[Αἰών:] ὁ νωτιαῖος μυελός· ἢ χρόνος ἀΐδιος. σημαίνει δὲ εʹ.
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B spinal marrow (perhaps regarded as seat of life), h.Merc 42, 119, Pi.Fr.111, Hp.Epid.7.122; perhaps also Il.19.27.
αἰών - Ancient Greek (LSJ)

Headword: Αἰών
Adler number: alphaiota,255
Translated headword: aion, eon, age, marrow
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the marrow of the spine; or endless time. But [the word] has 5 meanings.[2]
Αἰών [is] also the present life. David [says]: "our life [is exposed] to the light of your countenance."[3]
Greek Original:
Αἰών: ὁ νωτιαῖος μυελός: ἢ χρόνος ἀί̈διος. σημαίνει δὲ ε#. Αἰὼν καὶ ὁ παρὼν βίος. Δαβίδ: ὁ αἰὼν ἡμῶν εἰς φωτισμὸν τοῦ προσώπου σου.
Notes:
See also alphaiota 256, and cf. generally alphaiota 257.
 cf. scholion on Homer, Iliad 19.27, where the headword occurs (web address 1). The sense could be "marrow", but is more probably "life."
[2] The five meanings are found in the Etymologicum Genuinum, also Etymologicum Magnum 41.15. They are as follows:
(i) the life of a man, as at Homer, Iliad 5.685.
(ii) a period of one thousand years.
(iii) eternity, as a timeless state (citing [Gregory] the Theologian).
(iv) one of the seven ages of history, from the Creation to the general Resurrection.
(v) spinal marrow (citing Hippocrates).
[3] Psalm 89.8 LXX.
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