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Headword: *semi/dalis
Adler number: sigma,218
Translated headword: fine wheaten flour
Vetting Status: high
[Genitive] semida/lews. Also [sc. attested is the phrase] semidali/ths a)/rtos ["bread from fine wheat flour"], [meaning] pure [bread].[1]
[Note] that the three measures of flour, from which the ash-baked bread was made, prefigures the three-day burial of the Bread of Life.[2]
Greek Original:
*semi/dalis, semida/lews. kai\ *semidali/ths a)/rtos, o( kaqaro/s. o(/ti ta\ tri/a me/tra th=s semida/lews, e)c w(=n o( e)gkrufi/as e)gi/neto, th\n trih/meron tou= a)/rtou th=s zwh=s tafh\n u(paini/ttetai.
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[2] A Christian comment on Genesis 18.6 (Abraham bids Sarah make bread for the visiting angels), already at epsilon 131.
Keywords: botany; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 April 2005@12:26:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 27 April 2005@03:04:48.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 23 December 2013@04:03:15.
Catharine Roth (coding, keyword) on 23 December 2013@18:18:44.
David Whitehead (coding) on 25 May 2016@09:43:56.


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