From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Thu Aug 27 1998 - 09:40:33 EDT

<x-rich>At 7:59 AM -0500 8/27/98, Maurice A. O'Sullivan wrote:

>Thanks to the reverse search facility inherent in electronic editions

>lexicons, in the middle L & S I find:



>I. the aegis or shield of Zeus, described in Il. 5. 738 sqq. the aegis

>statues of Athena is a short cloak of goat-skin, covered with scales,

>with the Gorgon's head, and fringed with snakes, v. Hdt. 4. 189. 2.

>goatskin coat, Eur. II. 1 a rushing storm, hurricane, Aesch.


>The big LSJ expands the last entry as:

>" _rushing storm, hurricane_ terrible as the shaken aegis

>Choephori 593 (lyr.)

People might like to know about the wonderful special search facility
at University of Kentucky Classics Department, which does, among other
things, reverse searches for English words in Greek, Latin, major
modern languages, and searches of various sorts in databases concerned
with antiquity:

Simply putting "hurricane" into the reverse-English search of LSJ, I
found a number of words, including LAILAPS, AIGIS, and others, but the
word with the greatest number of entries was QUELLA:

QUELLA--from QUW (rage, be furious) and AELLA <<-- AHMI (blow):
hurricane, squall, (cf. Aristotle, MU. 395a6, KAKH ANEMOIO Hom Il
6.346, al; MISGOMENWN ANEMWN ... QU. Hom. Od 5.317; PUROS T'OLOOIO

Carl W. Conrad

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