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Headword: *ni/fei
Adler number: nu,440
Translated headword: it snows
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] it is snowing.[1]
"And words like snowflakes."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] nifo/menos ["he being snowed upon"], [meaning] he being covered with snow.[3]
Greek Original:
*ni/fei: xioni/zei. kai\ e)/pea nifa/dessin e)oiko/ta. kai\ *nifo/menos, xionizo/menos.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica: references at Photius nu228 Theodoridis, where however this impersonal verb is spelled not ni/fei but nei/fei (cf. nu 294); taken to be quoted from Aristophanes, Acharnians 1141.
[2] Homer, Iliad 3.222 (web address 1). Adler footnotes Bernhardy's observation that this pertains to nu 437, q.v.
[3] nu 294. There are instances of this participle in (e.g.) Plutarch's Lives.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 November 2000@23:42:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 24 May 2001@04:08:16.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 24 May 2001@19:24:19.
Catharine Roth (added another cross-reference) on 7 October 2002@00:24:02.
Catharine Roth on 7 October 2002@00:26:06.
Catharine Roth (corrected cross-reference, inserted betacode) on 7 October 2002@00:28:25.
David Whitehead (additions to notes; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 August 2009@09:43:11.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 10 June 2013@04:35:23.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 12 June 2013@00:21:01.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 18 November 2020@22:41:30.


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