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Headword: Λαίφη
Adler number: lambda,207
Translated headword: garment, shift
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
In the feminine[1] [meaning] a chlanis.[2] "Shook out a wet garment".[3]
Greek Original:
Λαίφη: θηλυκῶς ἡ χλανίς. διερὴν ἀπεσείσατο λαίφην.
Notes:
[1] To contrast λαίφη with the synonymous λαῖφος (lambda 208).
[2] For the glossing noun, here meaning a fine woolen upper-garment, see generally LSJ s.v. (Another sense at chi 334.)
[3] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 239 Pfeiffer.
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 16 March 2009@11:58:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keywords, set status) on 16 March 2009@18:30:02.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 17 March 2009@04:14:13.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 4 April 2013@06:27:46.

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