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λάβδα

Γηράσκω δ᾽ αἰεὶ πολλὰ διδασκόμενος -> I grow old always learning many things
Solon the Athenian
Full diacritics: λάβδα Medium diacritics: λάβδα Low diacritics: λάβδα Capitals: ΛΑΒΔΑ
Transliteration A: lábda Transliteration B: labda Transliteration C: lavda Beta Code: la/bda

English (LSJ)

τό, indecl.,

   A the letter λ, Ar.Ec.920 (Sch.), Eup.359 (prob.), Pl.Cra.434c, Arist.HA514b18, Callias ap.Ath.10.453d, Phld.Po.2 Fr.42: the form λάμβδα, Ar.Ec.l.c. cod. R, v.l. in Arist.l.c., etc., is incorrect. (Hebr.lāmedh.)

German (Pape)

[Seite 1] τό, = λάμβδα, Plat. Crat. 427 b; Arist. H. A. 3, 4. In obscönem Sinne, δοκεῖς δέ μοι καὶ λάβδα κατὰ τοὺς Λεσβίους, Ar. Eccl. 920, cod. Rav. λάμβδα, eine Leckerinn nach Art. der Lesbier, fellatrix; vgl. Auson. Epigr. 120; Eupol. bei Phot. u. Eust. 293, 39, ἐξεπλάγην γὰρ ἰδὼν στίλβοντα τὰ λάβδα, die Schilde der Lacedämonier, die mit Λ bezeichnet waren.

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

λάβδα: τό, ἄκλ., = λάμβδα, Ἀριστοφ. Ἐκκλ. 920 (κατὰ τὸν Σχολ.), Εὔπολ. ἐν Ἀδήλ. 37, Πλάτ. Κρατ. 434C, 435Α, Ἀριστ. π. τὰ Ζ. Ἱστ. 3. 4, 6, πρβλ. Ἀθήν. 453D.

French (Bailly abrégé)

(τό) :
indécl.
c. λάμβδα.

Greek Monolingual

λάβδα, τὸ (ΑM)
βλ. λάμδα.

Greek Monotonic

λάβδα: τό, άκλιτο, = λάμβδα, σε Αριστοφ., κ.λπ.

Russian (Dvoretsky)

λάβδα: τό indecl. = λάμβδα.

Etymological

Grammatical information: n. indecl.
Meaning: the eleventh letter of the Greek alphabet (Att.); later (with sec. nasal) λάμβδα (Ar., Arist. as v. l.).
Derivatives: λαβδακισμός m. special use or pronunciation of the λ (Quint.); cf. on ἰωτακισμός s. ἰῶτα.
Origin: LW [a loanword which is (probably) not of Pre-Greek origin] Sem.
Etymology: From Semit.; cf. Hebr. lāmedh. Gr. λαβδ- agrees with Sem. lamb-; Schwyzer 140 n. 2, 826; Schulze Kl. Schr. 283 f. Doubts in Kretschmer Glotta 6, 307.