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Headword: Αἰγίλιψ
Adler number: alphaiota,48
Translated headword: Aigilips, Aegilips
Vetting Status: high
Name of a city.[1]
It also means a lofty rock. Homer [writes]: "which pours water down an aigilips rock".[2] So that even the goats [aiges] come to leave it because of the height. There is also a polis of Kephallenia so called.[3]
Greek Original:
Αἰγίλιψ: ὄνομα πόλεως. σημαίνει δὲ καὶ πέτραν ὑψηλήν. Ὅμηρος: ἥτε κατ' αἰγίλιπος πέτρης δνοφερὸν χέει ὕδωρ. ὥστε ὑπὸ τοῦ ὕψους καὶ τὰς αἶγας λείπεσθαι αὐτῆς ἐπιβαίνειν. ἔστι δὲ καὶ πόλις Κεφαλληνίας οὕτω καλουμένη.
[1] In Epirus, according to Stephanus of Byzantium.
[2] Homer, Iliad 9.15, 16.4, and scholia.
[3] Not recognized by Stephanus (and perhaps deriving from a mis-reading of Homer, Iliad 2.631-5, where Kephallenia and Aigilips are mentioned in close proximity).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 October 2000@09:02:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords) on 3 September 2002@14:09:26.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 4 September 2002@03:37:53.
David Whitehead (augmented note 3, at the prompting of Nicholas Fincher) on 17 September 2004@07:58:54.
David Whitehead on 29 July 2011@04:36:20.
David Whitehead on 22 November 2015@07:16:30.


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