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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.