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Κυβέλη

Ὁ δ' ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ -> The unexamined life is not worth living
Plato, Apology of Socrates 38a
Full diacritics: Κῠβέλη Medium diacritics: Κυβέλη Low diacritics: Κυβέλη Capitals: ΚΥΒΕΛΗ
Transliteration A: Kybélē Transliteration B: Kybelē Transliteration C: Kyveli Beta Code: *kube/lh

English (LSJ)

ἡ, Cybele, E.Ba.79 (lyr.), Ar.Av.877, etc.:—from Κύβελον, τό, or Κύβελα, τά, mountain in Phrygia, D.S.3.58, Str.12.5.3:— hence Adj. Κῠβεληγενής, St.Byz.:—also Κῠβήβη, Hippon.120 (dub.), Hdt.5.102, Anacreont.11.1; equated with Aphrodite by Charon Hist. (FHGiv p.627):—fem.Adj. Κῠβηλίς, ίδος, ἡ, Cybelian,

   A Κυβηλίδος ὄργανα Ῥείης Nonn.D.10.387, 14.214, cf. Hippon.121, prob.in St.Byz. s.v. Κυβέλεια:—also Κῠβεληΐς, Nonn.D.14.10, al.

French (Bailly abrégé)

ης (ἡ) :
Cybèle, déesse de Phrygie.
Étymologie: emprunt.

Greek Monotonic

Κῠβέλη: ἡ, η Κυβέλη, Φρυγική θεότητα, σε Ευρ., Αριστοφ.· πρβλ. Κυβήβη.

Russian (Dvoretsky)

Κῠβέλη: дор. Κῠβέλα, ион. Κῠβήλη и Κῠβήβα ἡ Кибела (фригийская богиня плодородия, культ которой постепенно распространился из М. Азии на Грецию, где смешался с культом Реи) Eur., Arph. etc.

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: f.
Meaning: Anatolian goddess (Pi. fr. 8 Snell, Ar.)
Other forms: Κυβήβη (Hippon. fr. 127 M, Charon of Lamps. F.Gr.H. 262 fr. 9, Hdt. 5, 102).
Origin: LW [a loanword which is (probably) not of Pre-Greek origin] Anat.
Etymology: In Old Phrygian she is called Matar Kubileya; the exact meaning of the adjective is unknown; does it refer to a mountain? The goddess originated in Karkhemish, around 1200, where she was called Kubaba. See Laroche, Éléments orient. .. religion grecque ancienne (1960) 113-128. Her Lydian name was Kuvava. From Locri Epizephyrii we have her name as Qubalas (end 7th cent.). See now M. J. Rein, Cybele, Attis & Related Cults (1996)223-237.

Middle Liddell

Κῠβέλη, ἡ,
Cybele, a Phrygian goddess, Eur., Ar.; cf. Κυβήβη.