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Headword: Opson
Adler number: omicron,1087
Translated headword: fish, relish, prepared food
Vetting Status: high
[A term for] anything eaten along with the meal, or a side dish.
Greek Original:
Opson: pan prosopsêma, ê prosphagion.
cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 9.489, where the headword occurs.
An opson is anything one eats with bread, or which gives flavor and interest to other carbohydrate staples -- commonly but not exclusively fish; cf. alpha 2578, zeta 95, omicron 1086, omicron 1088, omicron 1091. LSJ entry at web address 1.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: daily life; definition; epic; food
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 August 2002@11:02:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 15 August 2002@03:05:10.
David Whitehead (another headword; more x-refs) on 7 June 2004@05:06:37.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 August 2013@07:06:34.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 29 July 2014@23:19:02.


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