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Headword: *(a pi/tus
Adler number: alpha,3220
Translated headword: the pine-tree
Vetting Status: high
[a( pi/tus is the equivalent of ] h( pi/tus.[1] Theocritus [writes]: "sweet is the whispered music and that pine tree, goatherd."[2]
Greek Original:
*(a pi/tus: h( pi/tus. *qeo/kritos: a(du/ ti to\ yiqu/risma kai\ a( pi/tus, ai)po/le, th/na.
Entry lacking, Adler reports, in some of the manuscripts.
[1] Theocritus (see next note) wrote in a Doric dialect: the feminine nominative singular of the definite article was a(, which the Suda glosses with the Attic-Ionic form h(.
[2] Theocritus, Idylls 1.1 (web address 1); quoted also at alpha 536, tau 511, and psi 98.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; meter and music; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 November 2000@00:46:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 20 August 2002@04:17:57.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 April 2012@06:04:37.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 1 April 2012@23:44:06.
David Whitehead (another note) on 19 August 2015@10:29:26.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 13 September 2015@23:25:55.


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