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Headword: *mandrago/ras
Adler number: mu,136
Translated headword: mandrake, belladonna
Vetting Status: high
A soporific fruit.[1]
Or one which causes amnesia.[2]
"And [he] will clearly have drunk a lot of mandrake."[3]
Greek Original:
*mandrago/ras: u(pnwtiko\s karpo/s. h)\ lh/qhs poihtiko/s. kai\ fanei=tai polu\n to\n mandrago/ran e)kpepwkw/s.
Mandragora officinalis, mandragora autumnalis, or Atropa belladonna (see web address 1).
[1] Likewise or similarly elsewhere (including a scholion on Plato, Republic 488C): see the references at Photius mu89 Theodoridis. See also mu 137.
[2] Similarly in Etymologicum Magnum 574.60.
[3] Julian, Epistle 81.11-12.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; food; medicine; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 August 2006@00:59:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 9 August 2006@03:50:30.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 April 2013@07:06:54.
David Whitehead (coding; more keywords) on 17 May 2016@06:30:16.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 8 July 2016@00:37:46.


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