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Headword: Ἀκρίς
Adler number: alpha,985
Translated headword: locust, cricket, grasshopper
Vetting Status: high
A kind of little animal.[1]
The Precursor[2] ate 'locusts and wild honey',[3] which, being collected from the trees, is called manna[4] by the multitude.
Greek Original:
Ἀκρίς: εἶδος ζωϋφίου. ἤσθιε δὲ ἀκρίδας ὁ Πρόδρομος καὶ μέλι ἄγριον, ὅπερ ἀπὸ τῶν δένδρων ἐπισυναγόμενον μάννα τοῖς πολλοῖς προσαγορεύεται.
[1] LSJ entry at web address 1.
[2] John the Baptist. For 'Precursor' cf. pi 2372.
[3] Mark 1:6.
[4] For manna cf. mu 129, mu 130.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; botany; Christianity; definition; food; religion; zoology
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 8 July 2000@15:38:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 February 2001@10:14:17.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 27 March 2006@05:10:25.
Catharine Roth (deleted link, other tweaks) on 16 November 2011@15:58:12.
David Whitehead (more tweaking; raised status) on 17 November 2011@03:07:25.
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