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Headword: Λᾶας
Adler number: lambda,2
Translated headword: rock
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] stone.[1]
And [sc. also attested is the genitive] λάου , [meaning] of [a] stone. From the nominative λᾶος , produced from the genitive λᾶος .[2] "By a rock's force."[3] "Moving sideways, and crouching low on a rock's edge."[4]
Greek Original:
Λᾶας: λίθος. καὶ Λάου, λίθου. ἀπὸ τῆς λᾶος εὐθείας, γενομένης ἀπὸ γενικῆς τῆς λᾶος. λᾶος ὑπαὶ ῥιπῆς. λέχριός γ' ἔπ' ἄκρου λάου βραχὺς ὀκλάσας.
[1] So already at lambda 1.
[2] The epic genitive of λᾶας is indeed λᾶος , as in the Iliad verse quoted here; λάου occurs in the passage of Sophocles quoted below. See LSJ s.v.
[3] Homer, Iliad 12.462 (web address 1).
[4] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 195-6, translated by R.C. Jebb (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 October 2003@00:28:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 30 October 2003@03:52:11.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 June 2011@05:25:23.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 17 June 2011@10:34:44.
David Whitehead on 27 March 2013@04:18:42.


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