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Headword: Drus
Adler number: delta,1552
Translated headword: oak
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a tree [sc. of any kind],[1] the dru/s [when the vowel is] short.[2]
"No longer, Orpheus, will you break enchanted trees and rocks."[3]
And Homer [writes]: "either of an oak or of a pine, which does not rot in the rain."[4]
Greek Original:
Drus: to dendron, to drus brachu. ouketi thelgomenas, Orpheu, druas, ouketi petrais axeis. kai Homêros: ê druos ê peukês, to men ou kataputhetai ombrôi.
See also delta 1551 for this headword as a city-name.
[1] Likewise or similarly elsewhere.
[2] Which it usually is not.
[3] Greek Anthology 7.8.1-2 (Antipater of Sidon), on the death of Orpheus; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (14-15), vol. II (42), and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 1063, beta 548, and sigma 1668. Read pe/tras in the accusative instead of the Suda's pe/trais (dative plural); cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (14).
[4] Homer, Iliad 23.328 (web address 1).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 9 August 2003@08:18:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 9 August 2003@09:42:32.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 July 2012@08:05:10.
David Whitehead on 16 November 2015@04:23:03.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 23 September 2016@21:32:50.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 24 September 2016@23:13:34.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-references, added link) on 15 February 2019@19:29:34.


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