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Headword: *(ripi\s
Adler number: rho,180
Translated headword: force's, rush's; of force, of rush
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] impulse's, motion's, will's.[1]
But r(ipi/s ["fan" means] something made of wicker-work in Herodotus.[2]
In the Epigrams: "the fan always gentle with soft breezes."[3]
Greek Original:
*(riph=s: o(rmh=s, fora=s, boulh=s. *(ripi\s de\ ple/gma par' *(hrodo/tw|. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: r(ipi/da th\n malakoi=sin a)ei\ prhei=an a)h/tais.
[1] The primary headword r(iph=s (genitive singular of r(iph/, for which cf. rho 178) is identically or similarly glossed in other lexica and in scholia on Homer, Iliad 21.12 and 12.462, where it occurs (web addresses 1 & 2). NB: the SOL's headword is, mistakenly, the *secondary* one here.
[2] From a gloss on Herodotus 2.96.4, where the dative r(ipi/ occurs, referring to a raft made of reeds (web address 3); cf. generally rho 181.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.290.1 (Dioscorides), the hetaera Parmenis dedicates a lady's fan to Aphrodite; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 85) and (vol. II, 245).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
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Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; history; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 September 2010@13:34:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note number and another x-ref; cosmetics) on 19 September 2010@04:03:57.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 19 September 2010@11:46:30.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 19 September 2010@11:55:04.
David Whitehead on 24 August 2011@09:04:48.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2013@08:57:47.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added keywords) on 12 November 2021@10:34:51.


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