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Headword: *)astraph/
Adler number: alpha,4252
Translated headword: lightning
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] kindling of clouds being rubbed together or broken by a wind.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "lightning out of a little vat"; in reference to to nothingness. Inasmuch as flashings in no way are able [to come] out of springs and vats.[2]
Greek Original:
*)astraph/: e)/cayis nefw=n paratribome/nwn h)\ r(hgnume/nwn u(po\ pneu/matos. kai\ paroimi/a: *)astraph\ e)k pueli/ou: e)pi\ th=s ou)qenei/as. paro/son ou)de\n du/nantai ai( e)k tw=n krhnw=n kai\ pue/lwn marmarugai/.
[1] A Stoic definition from Diogenes Laertius 7.153; cf. kappa 1377.
[2] cf. Diogenianus 3.7 and other paroemiographers.
Keywords: daily life; definition; philosophy; proverbs; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 January 2002@16:30:51.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, added keyword) on 6 January 2002@17:41:37.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 7 January 2002@02:42:33.
David Whitehead (added note) on 26 August 2002@07:48:07.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 25 July 2008@17:08:50.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 26 April 2012@03:57:27.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2015@03:53:59.


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