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Headword: *)/ompnios
Adler number: omicron,305
Translated headword: nourishing, of grain
Vetting Status: high
[sc. An epithet of] Demeter, since she is responsible for drawing breath [a)napnei=n].
Greek Original:
*)/ompnios: h( *dhmh/thr, ai)ti/a ou)=sa tou= a)napnei=n.
cf. generally (but without explicit mention of Demeter) Hesychius omicron828. (Wentzel attributed this entry to Atticists.) The adjective is derived from o)/mpnh "cereal, nourishment," and is not related to the verb a)napne/w. See generally LSJ s.v., esp. sense I.2 for the epithet of Demeter, attested in Callimachus (and Nonnus).
See also omicron 303, omicron 304, omicron 306, omicron 307.
Keywords: agriculture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 December 2009@00:15:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword) on 22 December 2009@03:55:16.
David Whitehead on 30 June 2013@05:39:09.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 30 June 2013@19:24:33.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 17 January 2021@00:39:22.


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