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Headword: *)epinefri/dion
Adler number: epsilon,2486
Translated headword: adrenal
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the fat [that is attached] to the kidneys.
Greek Original:
*)epinefri/dion: to\ e)pi\ toi=s nefroi=s li/pos.
= Synagoge epsilon710 (Lexica Segueriana 231.4); Hesychius epsilon5001; Photius, Lexicon epsilon1647. Ultimately derived from the scholia to Homer, Iliad 21.204 (web address 1), where the headword occurs. For further comparanda and sources see the apparatus to Theodoridis' edition of Photius.
Although it is glossed with a noun here, in Homer and elsewhere the word is always used adjectivally.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; medicine; poetry; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 25 November 2007@22:38:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (typo and other cosmetics) on 26 November 2007@05:16:43.
William Hutton (updated and augmented note) on 26 November 2007@06:13:43.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2012@09:28:36.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 January 2016@08:12:22.


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