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Headword: Αἶψα
Adler number: alphaiota,393
Translated headword: swiftly
Vetting Status: high
Meaning speedily.[1] And Homer [writes]: "for swiftly do mortals grow old in affliction."[2]
Greek Original:
Αἶψα: ἀντὶ τοῦ ταχέως. καὶ Ὅμηρος: αἶψα γὰρ ἐν κακότητι βροτοὶ καταγηράσκουσιν.
See already alphaiota 392, and cf. alphaiota 394.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 1.303, where this adverb occurs.
[2] Homer, Odyssey 20.360.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 February 2003@15:15:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes) on 12 February 2003@05:54:10.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 17 May 2012@09:46:41.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 April 2015@00:31:54.


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