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Headword: Ἱστίοις
Adler number: iota,692
Translated headword: sails
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the cloths of the boat.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "do not contradict in anger, but reef, using the tips of the sails, then you will bring [the boat around] more and more, [and you will watch for] when you may catch a light and calm wind."
Greek Original:
Ἱστίοις: τοῖς τοῦ πλοίου λαίφεσιν. Ἀριστοφάνης: μὴ πρὸς ὀργὴν ἀντιλέξεις, ἀλλὰ συστείλας, ἄκροισι χρώμενος τοῖς ἱστίοις, εἶτα μᾶλλον μᾶλλον ἄξεις, ἡνίκ' ἂν τὸ πνεῦμα λεῖον, καθεστηκὸς λάβῃς.
Aristophanes, Frogs 998 ff. (web address 1), with scholion; again at lambda 372.
[1] Dative plural(s), as determined by the quotation.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 April 2006@17:57:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 25 April 2006@03:14:36.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2013@03:47:27.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 17 January 2013@00:25:39.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 21 February 2019@00:40:38.


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