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Headword: *)astafi/s
Adler number: alpha,4223
Translated headword: raisin
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"And a dried grape-bunch, and the sweet-smelling frankincense."[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "an old man's head [is] a raisin."[2]
Greek Original:
*)astafi/s: kai\ stafulh\ grai/h, xw) meli/pnous li/banos. kai\ paroimi/a: *)andro\s ge/rontos a)stafi\s to\ krani/on.
Notes:
[1] Greek Anthology 6.231.6 (which, as can be seen, does not use the headword noun but another one that, in context, has the same sense).
[2] See already alpha 2190.
Keywords: botany; daily life; food; imagery; medicine; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 January 2002@14:07:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 6 January 2002@06:09:24.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 25 April 2012@07:41:21.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2015@03:01:21.

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