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Headword: Ἰπί
Adler number: iota,541
Translated headword: by a woodworm, to a woodworm
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] by/to a worm. The nominative [is] ἴψ , [then it declines] ἰπός , ἰπί .
Greek Original:
Ἰπί: σκώληκι. ἴψ ἡ εὐθεῖα, ἰπός, ἰπί.
cf. iota 529, iota 795. The present headword is the dative case of this noun, evidently quoted from somewhere (but only attested, twice, in this entry).
For this creature see e.g. Homer, Odyssey 21.395, with scholia; Theophrastus, History of Plants 8.10.5, Causes of Plants 3.22.5-6.
For the accent (and the gloss σκώληξ : sigma 684) see Herodian, De pros. cath. 3.1.404, Part. 55.7; further explanation (τὸ θηρίον διατρώγων τὰ ξύλα , "the little animal which eats through the timbers", in Il. pros. 3.2.30 (= 3.2.185), and etymology from ἴπτω "I damage" is offered in Orth. 3.2.528. Also cf. Orth. 3.2.430.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 24 March 2006@21:40:45.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 25 March 2006@18:31:33.
David Whitehead (modified headword, tr, notes, keywords) on 26 March 2006@03:55:21.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 25 May 2006@00:49:10.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 January 2013@06:14:48.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 20 November 2014@20:13:03.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 9 February 2019@18:07:30.


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