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Headword: *)ahno/barbos
Adler number: alpha,659
Translated headword: Ahenobarbus
Vetting Status: high
[A name meaning] bronze-beard [chalkopogon].
Greek Original:
*)ahno/barbos: o( xalkopw/gwn.
Same entry, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
The Greek here (examples in Appian, Plutarch, Strabo and Cassius Dio) transliterates the Latin Ahenobarbus, the cognomen of one branch of the plebeian-noble Roman family of the Domitii. (For six of their members prominent in the late Republic and early Principate see OCD(4) pp.473-4.)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 March 2001@07:55:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keywords) on 17 March 2001@04:01:20.
David Whitehead (added keyword; restorative cosmetics) on 10 May 2002@06:34:09.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; another keyword) on 13 January 2012@06:12:03.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@03:34:04.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2015@04:51:58.


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