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Headword: *)anoyi/a
Adler number: alpha,2578
Translated headword: relish-shortage
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] scarcity of relishes.
Greek Original:
*)anoyi/a: spa/nis tw=n o)/ywn.
Same entry in Photius and elsewhere.
An opson (cf. omicron 1086, omicron 1087) is whatever adds flavour to a meal of plain bread or other carbohydrate staple (cheese, fish, herbs, olives, etc.), so their absence makes for dull eating.
The present headword is quite rare; attestations are largely in comedy.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; food
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 July 2000@10:53:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added note) on 14 August 2002@00:20:49.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 14 August 2002@00:23:15.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 14 August 2002@03:19:33.
David Whitehead (expanded and modified notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 March 2012@05:04:51.
David Whitehead on 20 July 2015@02:52:34.


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