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Headword: *)/apia
Adler number: alpha,3194
Translated headword: pears
Vetting Status: high
A kind of fruit.[1]
Plato said a)pi/ous in Laws.[2] It occurs also in Alexis and in Savages of Pherecrates: "grab the pears before stirring [them] up."[3]
Greek Original:
*)/apia: ei)=dos o)pw/ras. *)api/ous ei)/rhke *pla/twn e)n *no/mois. e)/sti kai\ para\ *)ale/cidi kai\ e)n *)agri/ois *ferekra/tous: pri\n a)nakukh=sai tou\s a)pi/ous a(rpa/zete.
Similar material in other lexica, and in the scholia to Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 355, where the word for a wild (as opposed to cultivated) pear occurs: see alpha 4713.
[1] Pyrus communis, according to LSJ. Compare alpha 3195 and alpha 3197 (and alpha 2735 for a pear-induced fatality!).
[2] Plato, Laws 845B. The headword has been given as a neuter plural, but Plato here (like Alexis and Pherecrates: see below) uses a masculine form.
[3] Alexis fr. 33 Kock (now 34 K.-A.); Pherecrates fr. 8 Kock (and K.-A.).
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 May 2000@11:59:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; minor cosmetics) on 16 March 2001@08:11:05.
David Whitehead (added primary note; betacode and other cosmetics) on 30 March 2012@06:25:50.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 31 March 2012@01:39:09.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 24 December 2014@09:41:43.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2015@09:24:09.


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