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λαμπάς (A), άδος, ,
A.torch, A.Th.433, Th.3.24, etc.; “πευκίνη λ.S. Tr.1198; beacon-light, A.Ag.8, 28, etc.; λαμπάδας ἅψασθαι light torches, Ar.Th.655; λαμπάδας τινάσσων, in Bacchic ceremonies, Id.Ra.340 (lyr.); used in festal processions, φαίνετε τούτῳ (sc. τῷ Αἰσχύλῳ λαμπάδας ἱεράς ib.1525 (anap.), cf. Th.102 (lyr.).
2. faggot, Plb.3.93.4; any light, lamp, “λαμπάδες ἀργυραῖLXX Ju.10.22; wax-light, Plu.2.263f; “λ. κηροχίτωνAP6.249 (Antip.); later of oillamps, Ev.Matt.25.3.
3. metaph., of the sun, Parm.10.3, S. Ant.879 (lyr.), etc.; 'πιοῦσα λ. the coming light, i.e. the next day, E.Med.352; of lightning, “δαμασθεὶς λαμπάσιν κεραυνίοιςId.Supp. 1011, cf. Ba.244, 594 (lyr.); of the Cyclops' eye, Cratin.459.
4. meteor, Arist.Mu.395b11, D.S.16.66, D.C.37.25.
II. torch-race, = λαμπαδηδρομία, Hdt.6.105, X.Vect.4.52; λαμπάδα δραμεῖν, τρέχειν, run the race, Ar.V.1203, Thphr.Char.27.4; “τὰς λ. δραμεῖνIG22.1030.9; ἐν ταῖς λ. διηγωνίσθαι ib.1039.20; “λαμπάδα φέρεινAr.Ra.1087 (anap.); ἀφιεμένην τὴν λ. θεῶ see the start, ib.131; “τὰς λ. συντελεῖνIG 22.1011.9; “λ. ἔσται . . ἀφ᾽ ἵππων τῇ θεῷPl.R.328a; λαμπάδι νικᾶν win in it, And.4.42, cf. IG22.957, al.; λαμπάδα ν. win it, ib.3.106, al.; οἱ νικήσαντες τὴν λ. ib.122, cf. Milet.1(7).203a14 (ii B. C.).
III. = λυχνὶς ἀγρία, Ps.-Dsc.3.101.
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