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Headword: Spêlunx
Adler number: sigma,938
Translated headword: cavern
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] cave.[1]
Babrius [writes]: "I will take a pledge of a cavern, like one sick and in pain, pretending to gasp [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
Spêlunx: spêlaion. Babrios: koiasô spêlungos, hoia tis nousôi kamnôn ebeblêt', ouk alêthes asthmainôn.
[1] cf. sigma 937, sigma 939, and see generally LSJ entry at web address 1.
[2] Babrius 103.3-4 (manuscripts read koi/lhs e)/sw sph/luggos "inside a hollow cavern"); cf. alpha 4155.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; geography; medicine; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 February 2001@00:51:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 September 2002@06:30:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 10 May 2011@06:36:01.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword) on 19 August 2011@06:36:07.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 10 March 2012@18:47:19.
David Whitehead on 31 December 2013@06:46:00.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 5 April 2014@00:28:47.


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