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Headword: *)amo/rgh
Adler number: alpha,1624
Translated headword: lees
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the sediment.
Greek Original:
*)amo/rgh: h( trugi/a.
Defined by LSJ s.v. as "the watery part which runs out when olives are pressed" (web address 1); in fact the lees from pressing either grapes or olives. Latin amurca. Possibly connected, etymologically, with the Aegean island of Amorgos, for which cf. alpha 1623, alpha 1625, alpha 1626, alpha 1627.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 6 April 2001@17:30:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 12 July 2002@10:31:32.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 13 July 2002@00:50:09.
David Whitehead (differentiated headword and gloss; more keyword) on 15 February 2012@08:57:29.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 21 February 2012@00:39:04.
David Whitehead on 16 June 2015@12:15:32.


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