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Headword: *)amorgi/s
Adler number: alpha,1626
Translated headword: mallow-stalk
Vetting Status: high
Properly [this means] fine flax, from which is made garments called amorginian. Or the sediment of the olive and the lees of the wine.[1]
The mallow-stalk is like unscutched flax. They peel it and work it. It is very fine in the category of cotton or linen.[2]
Greek Original:
*)amorgi/s: kuri/ws h( linokala/mh, e)c h(=s gi/netai e)ndu/mata a)mo/rgina lego/mena. h)\ h( tou= e)lai/ou u(posta/qmh kai\ h( tru\c tou= oi)/nou. e)/sti de\ h( a)morgi\s o(/moion a)lepi/stw| li/nw|. perilepi/zousi de\ au)to\ kai\ e)rga/zontai. e)/sti de\ sfo/dra lepto\n u(po\ th\n bu/sson h)\ th\n ka/rpason.
The first part of this entry is also in Photius (Lexicon alpha1224 Theodoridis). See LSJ entry at web address 1.
[1] From the scholia to Plato, Letters 363A (#13), where there is mention of "expensive Amorginian" garments.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 735, where the headword occurs. Either of the last two nouns, bu/ssos and ka/rpasos may mean either linen or cotton. But see the comments and bibliography to alpha 1623; also alpha 1624, alpha 1625, alpha 1627.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: botany; clothing; comedy; definition; geography; philosophy; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 14 April 2001@10:54:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 12 July 2002@10:50:33.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 17 April 2006@04:16:45.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks) on 15 February 2012@09:10:07.
Catharine Roth (reduced links) on 21 February 2012@00:52:07.
David Whitehead on 21 August 2013@03:38:33.
David Whitehead on 17 June 2015@02:55:26.


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