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Headword: Akalêphê
Adler number: alpha,787
Translated headword: stinging-nettle
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the prickly plant [of that name], the nettle.
"Now that he has ceased from his peevishness, take away the stinging-nettle from his anger".
Greek Original:
Akalêphê: hê akantha, hê knidê. pausamenon tês duskolias, apo tês orgês tên akalêphên aphelesthai.
Aristophanes, Wasps 882-4 (part of the prayer of Bdelykleon, about his father, to Apollo), with scholion; likewise or similarly in other lexica. For the headword see also alpha 788.
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; ethics; imagery
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 January 2000@22:55:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 January 2001@09:17:06.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks) on 22 January 2012@09:35:17.
David Whitehead on 3 May 2015@10:29:16.


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