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Headword: *kwdei/a
Adler number: kappa,2213
Translated headword: poppy-capsule
Vetting Status: high
A kind of plant.
The head of the poppy.[1] Hyperides and Aristophanes [sc. use the word].[2]
Greek Original:
*kwdei/a: ei)=dos futou=. h( th=s mh/kwnos kefalh/. *(uperi/dhs kai\ *)aristofa/nhs.
[1] Similarly in Etymologicum Magnum 549.57 and a scholion on Homer, Iliad 14.499.
[2] Abridged from Harpocration s.v. kw/deia (which is the more normal accentuation): "this is what they call the head of the poppy. Hyperides [sc. does so] and Aristophanes in Farmers [says]: 'and a good poppy capsule'." The texts, which have not otherwise survived, are Aristophanes fr. 117 Kock (114 K.-A.) and Hyperides fr. 253 Jensen.
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; rhetoric
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 15 February 2009@03:59:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 February 2009@05:12:51.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 July 2011@09:51:01.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another note) on 14 March 2013@07:16:22.
David Whitehead (coding) on 2 May 2016@06:18:11.


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