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Headword: Λεία
Adler number: lambda,354
Translated headword: smooth; booty
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A level road, and carrying off booty. It is also a proper name.
Greek Original:
Λεία: ὁμαλὴ ὁδός, καὶ ἡ λαφυραγωγία. σημαίνει δὲ καὶ ὄνομα κύριον.
Note:
The headword λεία could be the feminine form of λεῖος "smooth", used in the expression λεία ὁδός "smooth road" (e.g. Hesiod, Works and Days 288; Luke 3:5); or it could be the epic word for "booty" (cf. lambda 356). As a proper name, it is the Septuagint's rendering of Leah: Genesis 29-46 LXX, passim.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; epic; geography; military affairs; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 29 March 2009@10:38:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; tweaks) on 29 March 2009@10:54:47.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 30 March 2009@03:31:47.
David Whitehead on 16 April 2013@06:52:44.
David Whitehead (coding) on 16 May 2016@10:29:23.

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