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Headword: Αἶψα
Adler number: alphaiota,392
Translated headword: swiftly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] quickly.[1]
"Seize swiftly, honorable lady of Kythera, these gifts of the famous hymn-dealer Leonidas." In the Epigrams.[2]
Greek Original:
Αἶψα: θᾶττον. λάζεο, τιμήεσσα Κυθηριάς, ὑμνοπόλοιο αἶψα τάδε κλυτοῦ δῶρα Λεωνίδεω. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι.
Notes:
See also alphaiota 393, and cf. alphaiota 394.
[1] Comparably glossed in Hesychius (alpha2207), where Latte regards it as quoted from Homer. However, as a TLG search reveals, the Suda's gloss is paralleled only in a scholion to the occurrence in Nicander, Alexipharmaca 463.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.190.1-2; cf. lambda 270.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 February 2003@15:13:12.
Vetted by:
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