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Headword: *ba/mbac, h)\ pa/mbac
Adler number: beta,90
Translated headword: cotton
Vetting Status: high
[bambax,] or pambax and pambakis: that which is called bambakion by many. In the Epigrams: "and his clothes-chest of cotton things".[1]
Greek Original:
*ba/mbac, h)\ pa/mbac kai\ pambaki/s: to\ para\ polloi=s lego/menon bamba/kion. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: kai\ th\n trutodo/khn koiti/da pambaki/dwn.
From pi 122. See also beta 90 and tau 1106. In all three entries the Suda mis-presents as trutodo/kh a feminine noun which should be grutodo/kh.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.254.6 (Myrinus).
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 27 March 2003@02:43:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 27 March 2003@05:19:14.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 21 May 2012@05:22:10.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 5 June 2012@17:48:38.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 23 February 2014@08:36:13.
David Whitehead on 16 September 2015@08:26:00.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 24 April 2021@17:00:14.


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