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Headword: *)/erhmos
Adler number: epsilon,2966
Translated headword: desert
Vetting Status: high
Properly [this means] a territory that has been denuded of its inhabitants; [the term comes] from the [noun] e)/ra ["earth"][1]
Also [sc. attested is] e(rhmono/mois ["[in] desert-pasturing [ones]"], the wild animals that range over the desert.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/erhmos: kuri/ws h( monwqei=sa tw=n e)noikou/ntwn gh=: para\ th\n e)/ran. kai\ *(erhmono/mois, toi=s th\n e)/rhmon nemome/nois qhrsi/n.
[1] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 447, where the headword occurs in the accusative case. On e)/ra, see epsilon 1643, epsilon 2887.
[2] Gaisford related this, surely rightly, to Greek Anthology 6.184.4 (e)n qhrsi\n ... e)rhmono/mois).
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 July 2003@00:44:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented first note; augmented keywords) on 9 July 2003@03:29:47.
David Whitehead (tweaks and expansions) on 2 June 2011@07:44:36.
David Whitehead on 26 October 2012@04:24:41.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 February 2016@07:11:56.
Catharine Roth (cross-references) on 26 November 2017@23:02:34.


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