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γράβιον

Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.
Full diacritics: γράβιον Medium diacritics: γράβιον Low diacritics: γράβιον Capitals: ΓΡΑΒΙΟΝ
Transliteration A: grábion Transliteration B: grabion Transliteration C: gravion Beta Code: gra/bion

English (LSJ)

τό,

   A torch, Strattis 50, Amerias ap.Ath.15.699e, prob. in S.Fr.177 (pl.).

German (Pape)

[Seite 503] Ath. XV, 699 e τὸ πρίνινον ἢ δρύϊνον ξύλον, ὅπερ ἐθλασμένον καὶ κατεσχισμένον ἐξάπτεσθαι καὶ φαίνειν τοῖς ὁδοιποροῦσιν, eine Art Fackel, aus einem abgeschlitzten Spahn;. auch VLL.

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

γράβιον: τό, πυρσός,εἶδος λαμπάδος,Στράττις Φοιν.6,πρβλ. Ἀθήν.699Ε, «τὸ πρίνινον ἢ δρύινον ξύλον,ὅπερ τεθλασμένον καὶ κατεσχισμένον ἐξάπτεται καὶ φαίνει τοῖς ὁδοιποροῦσι».

Spanish (DGE)

-ου, τό

• Prosodia: [-ᾰ-]
antorcha Stratt.53, Theodorid.SHell.739, Seleuc.46, Amer.p.10.

• Etimología: Dud., quizá deriv. de *γράβος n. de árbol, cf. gr. mod. γράβος ‘especie de encina’ que algunos derivan de ilir. *grabu, cf. umbr. Grabovius epít. de Júpiter.

Etymological

Grammatical information: n.
Meaning: torch, oak wood (Stratt.; also S. Fr. 177 [cod. γραφίοις]?).
Origin: SUX [probably of Pre-Greek origin] Eur.
Etymology: From an (Illyr.?) word for beech, oak, *grabu, seen in Umbr. Grabovius, surname of Iupiter; the word is found in ModGr. γράβος (Epirus), γάβρος (Arcadia). Further to Russ. grab etc., and OPr. wosi-grabis. S. Vasmer Russ. et. Wb. s. v., Georgakas ByzZ 41, 361f., Porzig Gliederung 148. Rejected by Garbini, Studi Pisani I 391ff. Also Restelli, Studi Pisani II 820. Cf. κράββατος. - Fur. 169 compares γοβρίαι φανοί, λαμπτῆρες H, which cannot be ignored; he concludes that the word is a non-IE substratum word perh. from the Balkans.