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Headword: Ῥιπάς
Adler number: rho,178
Translated headword: flashings, rushings
Vetting Status: high
and [sc. also attested is the nominative singular] ῥιπή : a whirlwind.[1]
Electra says about [sc. her father] Agamemnon:[2] "but I will never cease from lamentations and wretched wailings, as long as I can see the brilliant flashings of the stars; and I see this day, like some child-destroying nightingale before these paternal doors with cries to utter a sound to all." The sense [is]: but I will not cease from lamentations either day or night, groaning, as long as I can see night and daylight, so as not in the manner of the nightingale to utter a sound of the lamentations before my father's doors.[3]
Greek Original:
Ῥιπάς καὶ Ῥιπή: ἀνέμου συστροφή. περὶ Ἀγαμέμνονός φησιν Ἠλέκτρα: ἀλλ' οὐ μὲν δὴ λήξω θρήνων στυγερῶν τε γόων, ἔς τ' ἂν λεύσσω παμφεγγεῖς ἀστέρων ῥιπάς: λεύσσω δὲ τόδ' ἦμαρ, μὴ οὐ τεκνολέτειρ' ὥς τις ἀηδὼν ἐπὶ κωκυτοῖς τῶνδε πατρῴων πρὸ θύρων ἠχὼ πᾶσι προφωνεῖν. ὁ δὲ νοῦς: ἀλλ' οὐ λήξω θρήνων οὔτε ἡμέρας οὔτε νυκτός, ὀδυρομένη, ἕως ἂν νύκτα καὶ φῶς βλέπω, ὥστε μὴ ἀηδόνος τρόπῳ ἠχώ τινα προπέμπειν τῶν θρήνων πρὸ τῶν πατρῴων θυρῶν.
[1] The primary headword is accusative plural of ῥιπή (cf. rho 180), from the quotation which follows. Likewise in the Synagoge (rho38) and Photius (rho125 Theodoridis), though they -- like Suda mss AFV, Adler reports -- lack lack the secondary headword, καὶ ῥιπή .
[2] For Agamemnon see generally alpha 140.
[3] An approximation of Sophocles, Electra 103-109 (web address 1), with scholion.
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Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; mythology; science and technology; tragedy; women; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 September 2010@13:49:49.
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