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Headword: Λεῖον
Adler number: lambda,372
Translated headword: smooth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] mild.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "don't contradict [him] in rage, but by shortening your sails and using just the tips; then you'll drive [it] better and you'll look out for when you get a smooth and steady breeze."[2]
Greek Original:
Λεῖον: πρᾶον. Ἀριστοφάνης: μὴ πρὸς ὀργὴν ἀντιλέξῃς, ἀλλὰ συστείλας ἄκροισι χρώμενος τοῖς ἱστίοις: εἶτα μᾶλλον ἄξεις καὶ φυλάξεις, ἥνικ' ἂν τὸ πνεῦμα λεῖον καὶ καθεστηκὸς λάβῃς.
[1] The headword, neuter singular of the adjective in question, is extracted from the latter part of the quotation given.
[2] Aristophanes, Frogs 998-1003 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. iota 692.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 1 April 2009@08:32:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 1 April 2009@09:41:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 17 January 2013@00:27:03.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@05:09:52.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 13 September 2013@01:41:45.


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