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Headword: *ai)=ra
Adler number: alphaiota,278
Translated headword: darnel; sphere; Airai (?)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a type of] grain.[1] It also means a sphere. And the name of a city.[2]
Greek Original:
*ai)=ra: o( si=tos. shmai/nei de\ kai\ th\n sfai=ran. kai\ o)/noma po/lews.
[1] According to LSJ s.v. II, ai)=ra is darnel, Lolium temulentum; cf. in any event zeta 99.
[2] Perhaps Airai (sic), west of Teos in Ionia. See Barrington Atlas map 56 grid D5; Lene Rubinstein in M.H. Hansen & T.H. Nielsen (eds.), An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis (Oxford 2004) 1063 no.837.
Keywords: botany; definition; food; geography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 February 2003@00:41:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 27 February 2003@03:33:13.
Nicholas Fincher (added headwords) on 15 July 2003@03:08:13.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 May 2012@05:44:33.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 21 March 2015@09:59:57.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 30 November 2015@03:31:59.


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