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Headword: *kleyu/dra
Adler number: kappa,1742
Translated headword: Klepsydra, Clepsydra
Vetting Status: high
The spring [sc. of that name in Athens]. [So named] because of the fact that [its water] is sometimes abundant and sometimes lacking.
Greek Original:
*kleyu/dra: h( phgh/. dia\ to\ pote\ me\n plhmmurei=n, pote\ de\ e)ndei=n.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 913, where this spring -- on the NW slope of the Athenian Acropolis -- is mentioned (web address 1).
For other applications of this headword see kappa 1743.
J.M. Hurwit, The Athenian Acropolis (Cambridge 1999) 6 with fig.3.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 April 2008@07:56:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 20 April 2008@14:38:52.
David Whitehead (augmented note, with bibliography) on 21 April 2008@03:02:07.
David Whitehead on 1 March 2013@05:04:09.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 2 March 2013@00:33:22.


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