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Headword: *fhgo/s
Adler number: phi,260
Translated headword: tree, oak
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] dru=s; or a pine.
"There were very tall trees, a beech(?) and a fir, oaks and lindens."[1]
Greek Original:
*fhgo/s: dru=s: h)\ peu/kh. h)=n de\ de/ndra u(permege/qh, fhgo\s kai\ e)la/th, dru/es te kai\ fi/lura.
Notes:
cf. already phi 258
According to LSJ, fhgo/s is the Valonia oak, Quercus Aegilops. The Greek fhgo/s (Doric fago/s) is cognate with Latin fagus and English "beech"; also with the verb fagei=n "to eat", implying that it must have been a kind of tree with edible nuts.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 June 2005@00:31:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; added a note) on 23 June 2005@03:09:59.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 23 June 2005@13:07:15.
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaking) on 8 December 2013@06:11:04.

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