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Headword: *bro/mios
Adler number: beta,547
Translated headword: Bromios, Bromius
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Another name for] Dionysos, the birth-maker of fruits. From bora/ ["food"] comes bo/rimos, and by metathesis bro/mios.
Greek Original:
*bro/mios: o( *dio/nusos, o( genesiourgo\s tw=n karpw=n: para\ to\ bora\ bo/rimos, kai\ u(perqe/sei bro/mios.
Same entry in the Lexicon Gudianum; foreshortened ones (only as far as 'Dionysos') elsewhere. The headword is attested in poetry (including comedy) from the C5 BCE onwards: see LSJ s.v.
For Dionysos see generally delta 1195.
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 18 October 2002@02:55:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 18 October 2002@03:10:14.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 4 June 2012@03:40:48.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 23 September 2015@11:01:46.


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