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Headword: *na/rdos
Adler number: nu,36
Translated headword: nard-oil, spikenard-oil
Vetting Status: high
A perfumed oil. [sc. Grammatically] feminine.
"[...] and spikenard-oil for your dark hair, contained in a grey bottle".[1]
Greek Original:
*na/rdos: mureyiko\n e)/laion. qhlukw=s. kai\ e)s kuano/trixa xai/thn na/rdon, u(po\ glaukh=s kleiome/nhn u(a/lou.
Illustrated here is the secondary sense of the headword na/rdos; the primary one is nard/spikenard itself.
See also under kappa 1222 = psi 31.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.250.5-6 (Antiphilus).
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 August 2009@05:06:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 12 August 2009@18:59:33.
David Whitehead (typo) on 13 August 2009@03:17:44.
David Whitehead on 3 June 2013@06:02:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 13 October 2020@19:42:48.


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