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Headword: *leuxhpati/as
Adler number: lambda,346
Translated headword: lily-livered, white-livered
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] cowardly; for something happens to the liver in certain people, which makes men cowardly. So [the term] is applied to such people.
Greek Original:
*leuxhpati/as: deilo/s: sumbai/nei ga/r ti peri\ to\ h(=par e)pi/ tinwn, o(\ deilou\s tou\s a)nqrw/pous poiei=. e)pi\ tw=n toiou/twn ou)=n ei)/rhtai.
cf. Zenobius 4.87 and other paroemiographers (where -- as also in Comica adespota fr. 1072 Kock, now 627 K.-A. -- the spelling is leuk-).
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; imagery; medicine; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 January 2007@07:02:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 20 January 2007@00:37:40.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 20 January 2007@04:01:38.
David Whitehead on 16 April 2013@06:33:50.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@06:53:54.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2016@10:17:45.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 25 April 2020@19:49:33.


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