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Headword: *ga/ros
Adler number: gamma,66
Translated headword: fish-sauce, garum
Vetting Status: high
It is said in the masculine.[1]
"Fish-sauce is nothing other than putrefaction."[2]
Greek Original:
*ga/ros: a)rsenikw=s le/getai. e)/sti de\ ou)de\n a)/llo o( ga/ros h)\ shpedw/n.
Garos or (see next note) garon was a pungent sauce or paste made with brine and fermented small fish such as anchovies; LSJ entry at web address 1. See recipes at web address 2.
[1] It is also attested in the neuter garon, corresponding to Latin garum.
[2] Artemidorus 1.66.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 June 2002@17:14:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 19 June 2002@04:47:32.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 June 2011@08:30:56.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 August 2012@21:01:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, added link) on 11 November 2013@21:43:35.


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