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Headword: *su/far
Adler number: sigma,1694
Translated headword: slough, skin
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the skin, human skin. "Yea by my shriveled slough, yea by this tree, being dry as it is."
Callimachus in Hecale [writes this].[1] [Note] that su/far [is] a covering of the snake and of the cicada, from its scale[s.][2]
Greek Original:
*su/far: to\ de/rma, h( a)nqrwph=. nai\ ma\ to\ r(ikno\n su/far e)mo/n, nai\ tou=to to\ de/ndreon au)=on e)o/n per. *kalli/maxos e)n *(eka/lh|. o(/ti to\ su/far e)/nduma tou= o)/fews kai\ tou= te/ttigos, para\ th\n lepi/da.
cf. nu 98.
[1] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 260.52, with scholion; cf. a scholion on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 1.669, and a scholion (247.7. Rabe) on Lucian, Hermotimus 79.
[2] Addendum lacking, Adler reports, in mss AFV. Its second part is copied from gamma 491.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; medicine; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 June 2014@01:17:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 11 June 2014@03:11:58.


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