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Ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνήσκει νέος → He whom the gods love dies young
Menander, fr. 125
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Full diacritics: λαῖφα Medium diacritics: λαῖφα Low diacritics: λαίφα Capitals: ΛΑΙΦΑ
Transliteration A: laîpha Transliteration B: laipha Transliteration C: laifa Beta Code: lai=fa

English (LSJ)

ἀσπίς, Hsch.

German (Pape)

[Seite 7] auch λαῖτα u. λαῖβα, erkl. Hesych. ἀσπίς.

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: ?
Meaning: ἀσπίς H.; cf. λαίβα ἀσπίς, πέλτη H.
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]
Etymology: The word is clearly Pre-Greek, seen the variation. Note also λαίας ἀσπίδας H. (Fur. 238). - Fur. 170 compares λαῖφος, λαίφη old garment, sail, I do not understand why.