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Headword: *(hdu/gaion
Adler number: eta,108
Translated headword: cucumber, gourd
Vetting Status: high
Something which has fine soil [sc. to grow in].
Greek Original:
*(hdu/gaion: to\ kalh\n e)/xon gh=n.
The headword term is poorly attested, but see esp. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 3.74B [3.5 Kaibel], citing Heraclides of Tarentum. See also Hesychius eta143, spelled h(duge/wn.
Cf. Lexicon Ambrosianum, Ambrosianus B12 sup. 77r (while Laurentianus 59.16 fol.187v also has the reading h(duge/wn).
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 20 November 2005@18:07:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, tr, note; added a keyword) on 21 November 2005@03:48:13.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 6 December 2012@03:28:24.
Catharine Roth (typos) on 17 December 2012@00:10:48.
David Whitehead (expanded a ref) on 16 January 2015@06:28:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 12 August 2019@12:24:48.


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