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Headword: *)/apia
Adler number: alpha,3197
Translated headword: pears
Vetting Status: high
A kind of fruit.
See also under Antiphanes.[1]
Elsewhere it is written, that the fruit [is] apia, but apios and apioi [are] the trees.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/apia: ei)=dos o)pw/ras. kai\ zh/tei e)n tw=| *)antifa/nhs. e(te/rwqi gra/fetai, o(/ti a)/pia h( o)pw/ra: h( a)/pios de\ kai\ a)/pioi, ta\ de/ndra.
[1] alpha 2735 (this comic poet dies after being struck by a pear).
[2] Apia (neuter plural) should be the fruit, apios (feminine, second declension; plural apioi) the pear-tree itself. See already alpha 3194 and alpha 3195. LSJ entries at web addresses 1 & 2 for a)/pion and a)/pios (A).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 May 2000@11:56:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 16 March 2001@08:26:45.
Catharine Roth (added links) on 18 June 2001@18:35:53.
David Whitehead (corrected n.1) on 16 July 2003@04:22:44.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 March 2012@06:39:49.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 31 March 2012@13:00:39.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 11 October 2014@22:28:28.


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