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Headword: *)erineo/s
Adler number: epsilon,2993
Translated headword: erineos
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the wild fig tree.[1]
Also [meaning] the fruit of the wild fig, which they attach to the cultivated [trees], so that from them the [insects] called yh=nes going over into the o)/lunqoi may make these ready to reach full ripeness.[2]
Greek Original:
*)erineo/s: h( a)gri/a sukh=. kai\ o( karpo\s th=s a)gri/as sukh=s, o(\n a)partw=si toi=s h(me/rois, w(s a)\n oi( e)c au)tw=n kalou/menoi yh=nes ei)s tou\s o)lu/nqous metasta/ntes telesforhqh=nai tou/tous paraskeua/swsin.
[1] (Ficus Caprificus; cf. psi 71.) Likewise in Hesychius epsilon5864, which Latte regards as generated by e)rineo/n in Homer, Iliad 6.433; cf. the scholia there.
[2] From alpha 2308. Usually o)/lunqoi are the fruit of the wild fig, but sometimes also the sterile summer fruit of the cultivated fig: see LSJ s.v. and omicron 223.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; epic; food; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 December 2005@12:15:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 December 2005@03:01:24.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword; tweaking) on 26 October 2012@09:12:26.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 February 2016@08:41:20.


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