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Headword: *(ueto/s
Adler number: upsilon,75
Translated headword: rainstorm
Vetting Status: high
The upsilon [is] long. "Bringing a great rainstorm he stopped."[1]
Aelian [writes]: "as rainstorms were falling upon [them], a strong hailstorm also poured [on them]."[2]
And u(eto/s ["rainstorm"] [is] a change from cloud into water, when moisture drawn up from earth or sea is brought down [again].[3]
Greek Original:
*(ueto/s: to\ u makro/n. a)/gwn me/gan u(eto\n e)/sth. *ai)liano/s: e)mpipto/ntwn u(etw=n, kai\ xa/laza i)sxura\ e)/rreuse. kai\ u(eto/s, e)k ne/fous metabolh\ ei)s u(/dwr, e)peida\n e)k gh=s h)\ e)k qala/tths a)nenexqei=sa u(grasi/a katenexqh=|.
[1] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 238.22-23; quoted already at mu 251.
[2] Aelian fr. 68d Domingo-Forasté (65 Hercher).
[3] Stoic material from Diogenes Laertius 7.153.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; poetry; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 April 2009@01:13:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 27 April 2009@05:21:07.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 2) on 16 February 2012@01:08:33.
David Whitehead on 19 November 2013@07:17:35.


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