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ἀλάβης

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: ἀλάβης Medium diacritics: ἀλάβης Low diacritics: αλάβης Capitals: ΑΛΑΒΗΣ
Transliteration A: alábēs Transliteration B: alabēs Transliteration C: alavis Beta Code: a)la/bhs

English (LSJ)

or ἀλλάβης, ητος, ἡ, a Nile fish, Str.17.2.4, Ath.7.312b, Gp.20.7.1, POxy.1857.2 (vi A. D.); in Plin.HN5.51

   A alabetes.

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

ἀλάβης: ἢ ἀλλάβης, ητος, ἡ ἰχθὺς τις τοῦ Νείλου, Στράβ.823, παρὰ Πλινίῳ alabetes.

Spanish (DGE)

-ητος, ἡ

• Alolema(s): ἀλλάβης Ath.312b; lat. allabeta Plin.HN 5.51
ict., cierto pez del Nilo, Labeo niloticus, PTeb.701.41 (III a.C.), PMich.Zen.72.5 (III a.C.), Plin.l.c., Str.17.2.4, Ath.312b, POxy.1857.2 (VI/VII d.C.), Gp.20.7.1.

• Etimología: Quizás del egipcio repi o lepi; también presente en árabe halavi.

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: f.
Meaning: Nile fish, Labeo Niloticus (Str.)
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]X [probably]
Etymology: From Egypt. repi or lepi, Thompson Fishes s.v. - Fur. 145 etc. connects ἔλλοψ and ἀλλοπὶης and concludes that it is rather a substr. word (the ἀλλάβης must not be an Eg. fish).
See also: ἔλοψ