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λι^βάς , άδος, , (λείβω)
A.anything that drips or trickles, esp. spring, fount, stream, S.Ph.1215 (lyr.), E.Andr.116, 534 (lyr.); “λ. νυμφαίαAntiph.52.13; standing water, Babr.24.6: in pl., streams, “λιβάσιν ὑδρηλαῖς . . πηγῆςA.Pers.613; δακρύων λιβάδες streams of tears, E.IT 1106 (lyr.); “γάλακτοςA.R.4.1735; also “ἀραιὰ Αἴγυπτος καὶ ῥᾳδία λιβάδας διαδοῦναιEphor.65 J.: in pl., also of pools of water that collect after rain, “ὑπόνομοι λ.Str.8.6.21, cf. Gal.6.627, Gp.2.6.14; of marshes, Thphr.HP2.4.4; cf. λιβάζω.
II. vessel that drips when under the influence of heat, a rudimentary thermometer, Hero Spir.2.8.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 613
    • Euripides, Andromache, 116
    • Euripides, Andromache, 534
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 1106
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1215
    • Strabo, Geography, 8.6.21
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1735
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