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Headword: *ai)peinh/
Adler number: alphaiota,269
Translated headword: lofty
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] tall.[1]
"Strife roused the lofty fir tree to speak unseemly words."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the dative plural] ai)peinai=s, [meaning] tall, long.[3] In Fables: "a bird quarreled with lofty fir trees, for she said that being felled [the tree] would end up as ships and temples."[4]
Greek Original:
*ai)peinh/: u(yhlh/. ai)peinh\n e)la/thn e)/ris w)/roren ai)/sula fa/sqai. kai\ *ai)peinai=s, u(yhlai=s, makrai=s. e)n *mu/qois: ai)peinai=s e)la/tais e)/rise bati/s: h( me\n e)/eipe kai\ nau=s kai\ nhou\s temnome/nh tele/ein.
See also alphaiota 270 (and cf. already alphaiota 267).
[1] The headword is feminine nominative singular of this adjective; perhaps quoted from Homer, Iliad 13.773 (of Ilion); for the gloss cf. in any event the scholia to Homer, Iliad 2.573, where the accusative occurs ('[possessing] lofty Gonoessa').
[2] In appendix to Crusius' edition of Babrius, p.215; cf. alphaiota 339. On Strife (Eris; Latin discordia) see generally A.L. Brown in OCD(4) s.v. Eris (p.536).
[3] Dative plural feminine of the headword adjective.
[4] Fragment of elegiac fable, in appendix to Crusius' edition of Babrius, p.220. Crusius reads ba/tos instead of bati/s: a bramble-bush instead of a bird (stone-chat?).
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; imagery; poetry; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 January 2002@23:48:14.
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David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 6 January 2002@04:04:42.
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