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Headword: Auon
Adler number: alpha,4456
Translated headword: parched
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] dry.[1]
Hesiod [writes]: "to cut the parched from the green."[2]
Also in the Epigrams: "and breaking off a chunk of parched bread, the poor-man's sacrifice."[3]
And elsewhere: "to some extent he was parched on account of fear, but otherwise the command from the god sustained the man."[4]
For 'I parch' [is] 'I defile', from the [verb] u(/w, which means 'I rain', [then] a)-u/+w with the alpha-privative, and au)/w by crasis.
Greek Original:
Auon: xêron. Hêsiodos: auon apo chlôrou tamnein. kai en Epigrammasi: kai truphos artou auon epithrausas, tên penichrên thusian. kai authis: kai ta men auos hupo tou phobou ên, ta de anepheren hê ek tou theou prostaxis ton andra. auô gar to xêrainô, para to huô, to brechô, aüô meta tou sterêtikou a, kai krasei auô.
cf. generally alpha 4407, alpha 4418, alpha 4421.
[1] From a scholion on Homer, Iliad 12.160, where the headword (accusative singular of this adjective) occurs.
[2] Hesiod, Works and Days 743 (web address 1), probably referring to trimming the fingernails.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.105.3-4 (Apollonides), a fisherman's offerings to Artemis, see Gow and Page vol. I (126-127); vol. II (148-149); and further extracts at alpha 2523, lambda 544, tau 962, zeta 164, and phi 819.
[4] Perhaps from Aelian (so Adler); in any event already at alpha 2352.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1968)
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Translated by: William Hutton on 25 March 2002@03:40:21.
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Catharine Roth (added notes) on 27 August 2002@11:20:24.
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