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Headword: *la/xeia gh=
Adler number: lambda,166
Translated headword: scanty land
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] small [land].
Greek Original:
*la/xeia gh=: braxei=a.
The headword phrase occurs in Homer, Odyssey 9.116, and the adjective again in 10.509. Ancient commentators were at a loss to define it, and some took it to mean fertile. See generally LSJ s.v.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; epic; food; geography; poetry
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 5 January 2005@20:21:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 6 January 2005@03:35:08.
David Whitehead on 4 April 2013@02:54:31.


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