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tippŭla (tip- ), ae, f.,
I.an insect that runs swiftly over the water, the water-spider, water - spinner, Varr. ap. Non. 180, 11. — Transf., of any very light object: “neque tippulai leonis pondu'st quam fides lenonia,Plaut. Pers. 2, 2, 62; v. Ritschl ad h. l.
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