1.the swing or force with which anything is thrown, Lat. impetus, αἰγανέηςῥιπήthe flight of a javelin, Il.; ῥιπὴΒορέαοthe sweep or rush of the N. wind, id=Il.; ῥιπὴΔιόθεν, of a storm, Aesch.; ἐννυχιᾶνἀπὸῥιπᾶν prob. means from the quarter of the night storms, i.e. from the North, Soph.; ῥ. πυρόςthe rush of fire, Il.
2.ῥ. πτερύγωνa flapping of wings, Aesch.; of the buzz of a gnat's wing, id=Aesch.; of quivering light, ῥιπαὶἄστρωνSoph.; of any rapid movement, ῥ. ποδῶνEur.; ἐνῥιπῇὀφθαλμοῦ in the twinkling of an eye, NTest.
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