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Headword: *ma\ ta\ la/xana
Adler number: mu,277
Translated headword: by the vegetables
Vetting Status: high
This [is] a sign concerning an oath; [one] which is even now customary: for many swear by vegetables when exhibiting adherence to an oath. But still also among the learned Armenians[1] the [expression] "by the fair ones" is customary.
Greek Original:
*ma\ ta\ la/xana: shmei=on tou=to peri\ o(/rkou: o(\ kai\ nu=n e)pixwria/zei: polloi\ ga\r pro\s la/xana o)mnu/ousin eu)orki/an e)pideiknu/menoi. e)pixwria/zei d' ei)se/ti kai\ toi=s e)llogi/mois *)armeniakoi=s to/, ma\ ta\ kala/.
cf. lambda 164, rho 13.
[1] A mistake? Adler passes no comment.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; food; geography; law; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 April 2009@01:13:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 27 April 2009@08:29:42.
David Whitehead (another note) on 9 May 2013@03:51:34.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 3 February 2014@06:17:51.


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