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Headword: *geraio/s
Adler number: gamma,192
Translated headword: venerable
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] honoured.[1]
Also one who is full of wrinkles.
In the Epigrams: "a fair-coated pomegranate and wrinkle-skinned figs."[2]
And elsewhere: "from which the old man sent forth sweet scent from his soft lips."[3]
Greek Original:
*geraio/s: e)/ntimos. kai\ o( r(uti/dwn a)na/plews. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: r(oih\n canqoxi/twna geraio/floia/ te su=ka. kai\ au)=qis: h(=s o( geraio\s laro/teron malakw=n e)/pneen e)k stoma/twn.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 6.87, where a form of the headword appears (web address 1 below).
cf. generally gamma 176, gamma 185, gamma 186, gamma 193.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.102.1 (Philip).
[3] Greek Anthology 7.24.9-10 (attributed to Simonides), on Anakreon (cf. alpha 1916); cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 180), (vol. II, 518-519), and further extracts from this epigram at eta 304 and lambda 126. Gow and Page note (vol. I, 180) that here the Anthologia Palatina (AP) transmits h se, whereas the AP scribe designated C (the Corrector), followed by the Anthologia Planudea, the Suda, and Gow and Page all read h(=s o(.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 June 2002@16:30:19.
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David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 June 2002@06:15:05.
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David Whitehead on 27 September 2015@10:08:31.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 16 June 2021@17:46:56.
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