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Headword: Εἴβεσθαι;
Adler number: epsiloniota,14
Translated headword: to shed
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to weep, to drip.[1] Also [sc. attested is the related active indicative] εἴβει ["sheds"], [meaning he/she/it] drips.[2]
"Caves of the Nymphs, rich in springs, which shed so much water down this crooked well."[3]
Greek Original:
Εἴβεσθαι; δακρύειν, στάζειν. καὶ Εἴβει, στάζει. σπήλυγγες Νυμφῶν εὐπίδακες, αἱ τόσον ὕδωρ εἴβουσαι σκολιοῦ τοῦδε κατὰ φρέατος.
Notes:
[1] Same entry in Photius (epsilon178) and other lexica. If the headword, a middle infinitive, is quoted from somewhere, it is not independently attested.
[2] Same entry in Photius (epsilon177) and other lexica; generated by εἴβει in Homer, Iliad 19.323.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.253.1-2 (Krinagoras); cf. pi 2244, pi 2954, sigma 937.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 20 October 2003@15:54:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-refs; cosmetics) on 21 October 2003@02:59:21.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 22 November 2012@08:15:36.

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