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στίλβ-ω , chiefly pres. and impf.: aor.
A.ἔστιλψαCharito 2.2, Aristaenet.1.25:—glitter, gleam, of polished or bright surfaces, “χιτῶνας . . ἦκα στίλβοντας ἐλαίῳIl.18.596; “κάλλεΐ τε στίλβων καὶ εἵμασιν3.392; “κάλλεϊ καὶ χάρισι στίλβωνOd.6.237; λαμπραὶ δ᾽ ἀκτῖνες ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ αἰγλῆεν στίλβουσι beam from him, h.Hom.31.11; “ὀμμάτων στίλβειν ἄτο . . φλόγαB.17.55; ς. ὅπλοις E.Andr.1146; ἰδὼν στίλβοντα τὰ λάβδα, i.e. the λ upon the Spartan shields, Eup.359; “ς. νῶτον πτερύγοιν χρυσαῖνAr.Av.697; “ς. ἄνθει . . ἐπωμίδαςAchae.4.3; “ς. ἐν χρωμάτων ποικιλίᾳPl.Phd.110d, cf. Thphr. Sens.77; “ἱμάτια στίλβονταEv.Marc.9.3: abs., of gold, Pl.Ti.59b; of sleek horses, “ς. ὥστε κύκνου πτερόνE.Rh.618; of brilliant complexion, Theoc.2.79, etc.; of water in motion, Arist.Mete.370a18; of the white gleam on the eye, Id.HA561a32, Gal.16.610; “ὁρᾶν τῷ στίλβοντιThphr.Sens.26; of fixed stars, opp. planets (exc. Mercury, v. στίλβων), twinkle, Arist.APo.78a30, Cael.290a18: c.acc. cogn., ς. ἀστραπάς flash lightning, E.Or.480: metaph., “ς. ὁμηλικίην ἐρατεινήνOrph.A.1115.
2. metaph., shine, be bright, E.Hipp.194 (anap.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (14):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 697
    • Bacchylides, Dithyrambs, 17.55
    • Euripides, Andromache, 1146
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 194
    • Euripides, Orestes, 480
    • Euripides, Rhesus, 618
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.596
    • Homer, Iliad, 3.392
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.237
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 31 to Helios, 11
    • Plato, Phaedo, 110d
    • Plato, Timaeus, 59b
    • New Testament, Mark, 9.3
    • Chariton, De Chaerea et Callirhoe, 2.2
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