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Headword: Ἴφια μῆλα
Adler number: iota,766
Translated headword: goodly sheep
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning ones] walking strongly. For ἴφιον [means] fat.
Greek Original:
Ἴφια μῆλα: ἰσχυρῶς βαδίζοντα. Ἴφιον γὰρ τὸ λιπαρόν.
The headword phrase, neuter plural, is an epic/poetic formula (e.g. Homer, Iliad 5.556); cf. under lambda 356.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 April 2006@04:48:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 27 April 2006@19:17:11.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 28 April 2006@03:34:49.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2013@09:41:41.


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