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Headword: *)ambrosi/a
Adler number: alpha,1537
Translated headword: ambrosia
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] solid food. "But it is a distillation of ambrosia and nectar."[1] As to nectar, this is neo/ktar, that which makes those drinking it youthful [neoi].[2]
Greek Original:
*)ambrosi/a: chra\ trofh/. a)lla\ to/ g' a)mbrosi/hs kai\ ne/ktaro/s e)stin a)porrw/c. ne/ktar de\ toute/sti neo/ktar, to\ ne/ous poiou=n tou\s pi/nontas.
OCD(4) s.v. (p.69). LSJ entry at web address 2.
See also alpha 1538 and alpha 1539.
[1] Homer, Odyssey 9.359 (web address 1).
[2] Again at nu 144.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; mythology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 July 2000@11:32:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes, bibliography, keywords; cosmetics) on 28 February 2001@10:06:36.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 5 September 2001@11:10:05.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 25 October 2005@01:30:12.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 13 February 2012@06:55:24.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@05:13:42.


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