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Headword: Βρόμιος
Adler number: beta,547
Translated headword: Bromios, Bromius
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. Another name for] Dionysos, the birth-maker of fruits. From βορά ["food"] comes βόριμος , and by metathesis βρόμιος .
Greek Original:
Βρόμιος: ὁ Διόνυσος, ὁ γενεσιουργὸς τῶν καρπῶν: παρὰ τὸ βορὰ βόριμος, καὶ ὑπερθέσει βρόμιος.
Notes:
Same entry in the Lexicon Gudianum; foreshortened ones (only as far as 'Dionysos') elsewhere. The headword is attested in poetry (including comedy) from the C5 BCE onwards: see LSJ s.v.
For Dionysos see generally delta 1195.
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 18 October 2002@02:55:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 18 October 2002@03:10:14.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 4 June 2012@03:40:48.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 23 September 2015@11:01:46.

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