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Headword: Λίπα
Adler number: lambda,574
Translated headword: richly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] oily [λιπαρόν ], by apocope.[1]
Thucydides [writes]: "[but they themselves were to be conspicuous] (for they were to be richly anointed), so that they might not be injured."[2]
And Aelian [writes]: "but whenever they attack, about to risk danger, they anoint themselves richly."[3]
Greek Original:
Λίπα: λιπαρὸν κατὰ ἀποκοπήν. Θουκυδίδης: λίπα γὰρ ἀλείψεσθαι ὅπως μὴ ἀδικῶνται. καὶ Αἰλιανός: ὁπόταν δὲ προσίωσι κινδυνεύσοντες, λίπα ἀλείφονται.
[1] (i.e. by the cutting off of letters.) cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 10.577, where λίπ' occurs.
[2] Thucydides 4.68.5, on the pro-Athenian faction at Megara in 424 BCE; for the phraseology cf. 1.6.5.
[3] Aelian fr. 160 Domingo-Forasté, 157 Hercher (subject indeterminable).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 3 June 2009@22:45:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 June 2009@05:58:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 4 June 2009@15:34:36.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, updated link) on 15 November 2012@02:16:47.
David Whitehead on 19 April 2013@06:21:00.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 21 April 2013@00:03:46.


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