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Headword: *dio\s a)/nqos
Adler number: delta,1203
Translated headword: Zeus' blossom, Zeus' flower
Vetting Status: high
[The name of] a thorny plant.
Greek Original:
*dio\s a)/nqos: futo\n a)kanqw=des.
The carnation, Dianthus inodorus. Mentioned several times -- as a single word, dio/sanqos -- in Theophrastus, Historia plantarum (Enquiry into Plants): 6.1.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.11, 6.8.3.
The classification of it as a thorny plant (here and in Hesychius s.v.) is a misreading of the first of these passages; woody, rather.
Keywords: botany; definition; mythology; religion
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 11 January 2005@15:20:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified note; cosmetics) on 12 January 2005@07:08:08.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 12 July 2012@08:47:51.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 16 November 2014@00:47:54.
David Whitehead on 16 November 2014@11:33:22.
Catharine Roth (alternative title) on 5 September 2016@01:07:25.


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