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Headword: *nifa/des
Adler number: nu,437
Translated headword: snowflakes
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] droplets.
Greek Original:
*nifa/des: stago/nes.
cf. generally nu 436. The present entry is also in Photius (nu226 Theodoridis) and other lexica, and cf. already Hesychius nu591.
This nominative plural is probably here because it appears three times in Homer's Iliad (12.156 & 278, 19.357).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 December 2003@13:46:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 21 December 2003@06:57:59.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 21 December 2003@07:01:09.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 10 June 2013@04:17:52.
Catharine Roth (coding, keyword) on 12 June 2013@00:26:18.


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