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Headword: *lei=on
Adler number: lambda,372
Translated headword: smooth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] mild.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "don't contradict [him] in rage, but by shortening your sails and using just the tips; then you'll drive [it] better and you'll look out for when you get a smooth and steady breeze."[2]
Greek Original:
*lei=on: pra=on. *)aristofa/nhs: mh\ pro\s o)rgh\n a)ntile/ch|s, a)lla\ sustei/las a)/kroisi xrw/menos toi=s i(sti/ois: ei)=ta ma=llon a)/ceis kai\ fula/ceis, h(/nik' a)\n to\ pneu=ma lei=on kai\ kaqesthko\s la/bh|s.
[1] The headword, neuter singular of the adjective in question, is extracted from the latter part of the quotation given.
[2] Aristophanes, Frogs 998-1003 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. iota 692.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 1 April 2009@08:32:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 1 April 2009@09:41:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 17 January 2013@00:27:03.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@05:09:52.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 13 September 2013@01:41:45.


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