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Headword: *)aqe/res
Adler number: alpha,719
Translated headword: chaff, stalks
Vetting Status: high
A type of grain.
Greek Original:
*)aqe/res: ei)=dos spe/rmatos.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon (703); more informatively in e.g. Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon. The headword, nominative plural of the masculine noun a)qh/r, might be quoted from somewhere but, in an entry of this kind, does not have to have been.
Actually the stalks of cereals like wheat or barley. Mentioned from Hesiod onwards; see e.g. Xenophon, Oeconomicus 18.1 ("chaff and stalks") at web address 1 below.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 February 2000@17:48:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 14 May 2002@07:42:46.
Jennifer Benedict (added link and keyword) on 19 March 2008@14:37:19.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 19 January 2012@06:15:52.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2015@09:09:35.


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