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Headword: *kerauno/s
Adler number: kappa,1377
Translated headword: thunderbolt
Vetting Status: high
[A thunderbolt is] "a violent kindling falling upon the earth with great force, from clouds being rubbed together or broken... But others [say that it is] a gathering of fiery air moving violently downwards."[1]
But the thunderbolt does not destroy, but burns up.[2]
Greek Original:
*kerauno/s: e)/cayis sfodra\ meta\ pollh=s bi/as pi/ptousa e)pi\ gh=s, nefw=n paratribome/nwn h)\ r(hgnume/nwn. oi( de\ sustrofh\n purw/dous a)e/ros biai/ws kataferome/nhn. ou)k a)nairei= de\ o( kerauno/s, a)ll' e)pifle/gei.
For this headword see also kappa 1379, kappa 1380.
[1] Stoic material abridged from Diogenes Laertius 7.154; cf. alpha 4252.
[2] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Clouds 396.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 25 July 2008@16:57:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note, set status) on 25 July 2008@19:17:58.
David Whitehead (more x-refs; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 July 2008@03:17:05.
David Whitehead on 18 February 2013@08:05:51.
David Whitehead on 26 February 2015@07:31:28.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 3 August 2019@22:50:40.


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