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Headword: *)alqai/a
Adler number: alpha,1265
Translated headword: Althaia, Althaea
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.[1] But according to doctors a wild mallow.[2]
Greek Original:
*)alqai/a: o)/noma ku/rion. kata\ de\ i)atrou\s a)gri/a mala/xh.
[1] In mythology Althaea was the daughter of Thestius and mother of Meleager [Author, Myth]. See chiefly Apollonius, Library 1.8.1-3.
[2] L. Althaea officinalis; cf. epsilon 32.
Keywords: botany; definition; medicine; mythology; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 May 2000@21:22:24.
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David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 31 January 2001@07:50:55.
David Whitehead (added x-ref) on 13 May 2003@08:47:20.
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