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Headword: *)elai/a
Adler number: epsilon,764
Translated headword: olive
Vetting Status: high
[*)elai/a is] the tree, but e)la/a the fruit.
Greek Original:
*)elai/a: to\ de/ndron. *)ela/a de\ o( karpo/s.
This distinction -- already at epsilon 729 and epsilon 743 -- is made by grammarians, but in fact the difference is one of dialect, e)la/a being the Attic form (see LSJ s.v.).
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 May 2003@00:56:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-refs) on 14 May 2003@03:23:58.
Catharine Roth on 17 May 2003@18:35:16.
David Whitehead on 12 August 2012@07:47:22.


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