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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The New Testament Greek word: λιψ

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λιψ

Abarim Publications' online Biblical Greek Dictionary

λιψ

The noun λιψ (lips) is one of a few that describe particular winds (ανεμος, anemos) mentioned in the New Testament, namely the southwestern (Acts 27:12 only) — others are χωρος (choros), the northwestern, and the Euroclydon, the easterly surger.

Our noun λιψ (lips) stems from the same Proto-Indo-European root "leyb-", to pour, that also yielded the unused verb λειβω (leibo), and hence the nouns λιμην (limen), harbor, and λιμνη (limne), lake, and the Latin libo, from which English gets the verb to libate.