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Headword: *)anqesthriw/n
Adler number: alpha,2500
Translated headword: Anthesterion
Vetting Status: high
It is the eighth month amongst Athenians, sacred to Dionysus. It is so called because most things bloom (anthein) from the earth at that time.
Greek Original:
*)anqesthriw/n: o)/gdoos mh/n e)sti par' *)aqhnai/ois, i(ero\s *dionu/sou. keklh=sqai de\ au)to\n ou(/tws, dia\ to\ plei=sta tw=n e)k gh=s a)nqei=n to/te.
The etymological explanation comes, via Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., from Ister FGrH 334 F13.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 July 2000@17:08:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 4 October 2000@06:49:44.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@05:44:08.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 28 June 2011@04:11:08.
David Whitehead on 18 July 2015@10:00:36.


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