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Headword: *)adwni/a
Adler number: alpha,515
Translated headword: Adonia, Adonis-mourning
Vetting Status: high
With a short vowel [sc. in the penultimate syllable]. "We hold the Adonia and we weep for Adonis." Pherecrates [sc. writes this].[1] They also call the image of Adonis, in this way, an Adonion.
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] Adonideian crop,[2] [meaning] that of Adonis.
Greek Original:
*)adwni/a: sunestalme/nws. *)adwni/an a)/gomen kai\ to\n *)/adwnin kla/omen. *ferekra/ths. kalou=si de\ kai\ to\ ei)/dwlon tou= *)adw/nidos ou(/tws *)adw/nion. kai\ *)adwni/deios karpo\s, tou= *)adw/nidos.
Photius, Lexicon alpha400 has a superior version of the first part of this entry: there the headword is *)adw/nia, not the Suda's *)adwni/a, and this is reflected in the more accurate quotation of Pherecrates. See also Photius' alpha401, which confirms the sense of the initial gloss here.
[1] Pherecrates fr. 170 Kock, now 181 K.-A.
[2] See alpha 514 and the note there.
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 March 2001@00:33:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented notes; added keywords) on 20 March 2001@06:42:36.
David Whitehead (modified beginning of tr; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 January 2012@07:51:34.
David Whitehead on 26 December 2014@04:36:53.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode) on 15 May 2018@01:55:14.


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