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Headword: *lapi/qhs
Adler number: lambda,115
Translated headword: Lapithes, Lapith
Vetting Status: high
A proper name. Also [sc. attested is] Lapithai, the plural.
Greek Original:
*lapi/qhs: o)/noma ku/rion. kai\ *lapi/qai, to\ plhquntiko/n.
The Lapiths were an ancient Thessalian 'clan' (so OCD(4) s.v.) celebrated in mythology for their battles with the Centaurs (see under theta 368). Lapithes, the present headword, was also a proper name in its own right: see e.g. Diodorus Siculus 4.68-69.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 July 2006@07:11:49.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 July 2006@11:11:26.
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