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Headword: *)apoliba/ceis
Adler number: alpha,3392
Translated headword: will you [not] vanish
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] will you [not] go away suddenly. For a libas [is] a drip, than which nothing [is] faster in falling. Aristophanes in Birds [writes]: "will you not vanish, you most wicked man."
Greek Original:
*)apoliba/ceis: sunto/mws a)naxwrh/seis. liba\s ga\r h( stagw\n, h(=s ou)de\n taxu/teron e)n tw=| pi/ptein. *)aristofa/nhs *)/ornisin: ou)k a)poliba/ceis, w)= ka/kist' a)polou/menos.
Aristophanes, Birds 1467 (web address 1), with scholion; again at omicron 856.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 April 2001@18:30:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented note; added keyword) on 8 April 2001@08:35:05.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 21 August 2002@05:38:12.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 January 2010@08:36:16.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 1 January 2010@13:02:39.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2015@04:41:55.


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