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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 10/18/2007
Meaning & History
Probably derived from Greek ἀλοάω (aloaō)
, which can mean "to thresh, to tread" as well as "to crush, to smash". In Greek mythology, Aloeus was the son of Poseidon
, and husband to Iphimedeia
. The Aloadae, two giants, were named after him.