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Headword: Methu
Adler number: mu,437
Translated headword: wine
Vetting Status: high
[me/qu means the same as] oi)=nos.[1]
"May fragrant sweet wine pour forth from the earth, so that your ashes and bones may gain delight."[2]
And Homer [writes]: "Jason's son gave [them] to carry a thousand measures of wine."[3]
Greek Original:
Methu: oinos. euôdes d' apo gês hêdu cheoito methu, ophra ke toi spodiê te kai ostea terpsin arêtai. kai Homêros: dôken Iêsonidês agemen methu chilia metra.
[1] For this equivalence cf. the scholia to the Homeric line quoted below. Also in other lexica: see the references at Photius mu199 Theodoridis. The headword is an archaic/poetic word, cognate with Sanskrit mádhu 'sweet, sweet drink, honey', Old English medu 'mead', Slavic med[ucaron] 'honey', etc. Mead was the Indoeuropeans' original alcoholic beverage; when they entered the Mediterranean world and encountered grape wine, they either called it by their old name or borrowed the local word, which appears as voi=nos in Greek and vinum in Latin.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.23.4-5 (Antipater of Sidon), epitaph for Anacreon; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 15); (vol. II, 43-44); and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 3777, tau 393, and chi 518. Also, see beta 110 and delta 705, lines of a couplet that should be--it has been argued--appended to this epigram. On Anacreon, cf. alpha 1916.
[3] Homer, Iliad 7.471 (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)
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; imagery; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 June 2004@23:06:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; cosmetics) on 28 June 2004@03:02:33.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 14 May 2013@06:39:30.
Catharine Roth (typo, upgraded link) on 15 May 2013@23:37:21.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 11 June 2021@15:29:07.


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