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Headword: Pelidnon
Adler number: pi,946
Translated headword: livid
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
What [is] between sallowness and blackness/darkness; as if lead-like. [The term is used] in Thucydides.
Greek Original:
Pelidnon: to metaxu ôchrotêtos kai melanias: hoionei molibdoeides. para Thoukudidêi.
Notes:
From the scholia to Thucydides 2.49.5 (web address 1), on the symptoms of the Plague in Athens; cf. already pi 945 (and generally pi 948).
For 'sallowness' cf. omega 287, omega 288, omega 289.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; historiography; imagery; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 May 2004@05:56:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 19 May 2004@00:11:08.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 19 May 2004@04:03:31.
David Whitehead on 4 September 2011@08:53:24.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 15 September 2011@01:32:23.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2013@05:55:08.

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