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Headword: Νιφοστιβεῖς
Adler number: nu,441
Translated headword: snowy
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning ones which are] wet.[1] "For even things that are terrible and very strong yield to authority. Thus the snowy winter storms give way to fertile summer."
Greek Original:
Νιφοστιβεῖς: δίυγροι. καὶ γὰρ τὰ δεινὰ καὶ τὰ καρτερώτατα τιμαῖς ὑπείκει. τοῦτο μὲν νιφοστιβεῖς χειμῶνες ἐκχωροῦσιν εὐκάρπῳ θέρει.
Notes:
Sophocles, Ajax 669-671 (see web address 1), with scholion.
cf. epsilon 4028, epsiloniota 296.
[1] Nominative plural of these adjectives, the headword one extracted from the quotation.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 February 2006@01:13:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 12 February 2006@04:35:24.
David Whitehead on 10 June 2013@04:38:32.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 12 June 2013@00:18:09.

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