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Headword: *nekta/reon
Adler number: nu,143
Translated headword: nectarous
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] sweet, beautiful, fragrant.[1] [Also] in reference to the "nectarous robe."[2] And ne/ktar ["nectar"], the drink of the gods, and wine similarly, as Anaxandrides [writes]. Also the food of the gods: the same [writer uses it].[3]
Greek Original:
*nekta/reon: h(du/, kalo/n, eu)w=des. e)pi\ tou= nektare/ou e(anou=. kai\ ne/ktar, qew=n po/ma, kai\ oi)=nos ou(/tws, w(s *)anacandri/dhs. kai\ to\ brw=ma tw=n qew=n: o( au)to/s.
Same entry in Photius (nu96 Theodoridis).
cf. nu 144.
[1] Neuter; from the scholia to Homer, Iliad 4.3 (web address 1).
[2] Helen's robe: Homer, Iliad 3.385 (web address 2).
[3] Anaxandrides fr. 57 Kock (58 K.-A.), from Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 2.39A [2.8 Kaibel].
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; mythology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 October 2005@20:39:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 26 October 2005@04:06:44.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 5 June 2013@07:45:08.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 18 September 2013@00:41:00.
David Whitehead (expanded a ref) on 16 January 2015@04:10:03.


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