Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for lambda,284 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: Λέπας
Adler number: lambda,284
Translated headword: crag
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] headland.
But a λεπάς ['limpet'] [is] a sort of mussel, affixed to the rocks, and very hard to yank off when someone wants to get hold of it. Aristophanes is fond of the [word] λεπάς . By insinuation: as a limpet [clings to] the rock, so the old woman to the youth.[1] And a limpet [is] a sort of fish.
Also in the Epigrams: "you who inhabit this crag [λέπας ] frequented by fishing gulls."[2]
That is, a headland.
Greek Original:
Λέπας: ἀκρωτήριον. Λεπὰς δὲ κογχυλίου εἶδος, ὃ ταῖς πέτραις προσπήγνυται, δυσαποσπάστως ἔχον, ἐπειδάν τις αὐτοῦ βουληθείη λαβεῖν. εὐεπίφορος δὲ ἐστὶ τῷ λεπὰς ὁ Ἀριστοφάνης. παρ' ὑπόνοιαν, ὥσπερ λεπὰς πέτρᾳ, οὕτως ἡ γραῦς τῷ μειρακίῳ. λεπὰς δὲ εἶδος ἰχθύος. καὶ ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ὃς τόδε ναίεις εὐστιβὲς αἰθυίαις ἰχθυβόλοισι λέπας. τουτέστιν ἀκρωτήριον.
This entry is concerned with two nouns spelled identically but accented differently.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Wealth (Plutus) 1096; cf. the scholia to Wasps 105.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.23.1-2; cf. alpha 4240, beta 365.
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; poetry; women; zoology
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 26 November 2002@15:02:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, added reference) on 26 November 2002@17:27:58.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 27 November 2002@03:01:48.
David Whitehead on 5 April 2013@05:24:34.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 5 April 2013@23:54:13.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search