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Headword: *(/ustinos
Adler number: upsilon,691
Translated headword: crimson
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of dye.
"And summer dresses dyed out of scarlet and crimson."[1]
Greek Original:
*(/ustinos: ba/mmatos ei)=dos. ta)ko/kkoio bafqe/nta, kai\ u(sti/noio qe/ristra.
Notes:
The transmitted headword u(/stinos is an error for (or corruption of) u(/sginon; cf. upsilon 674. And there is an analogous fault in the Suda's three quotations from the Anthology: see next note.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.254.3; already at theta 239 and tau 27.
Keywords: botany; clothing; definition; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 August 2010@08:40:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 August 2010@15:40:04.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 19 August 2010@02:59:11.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2013@07:38:55.

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