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Headword: *)/wkimon
Adler number: omega,47
Translated headword: basil
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] tree [of that name].
Greek Original:
*)/wkimon: de/ndron.
Note:
The classification is clumsy -- we could have expected 'a plant' -- but recognizable, for the herb whose Latin name is ocimum basilicum. It is mentioned in Attic Middle Comedy (Eubulus); by Theophrastus; and in medical writers (Galen et al.).
Reference:
LSJ s.v. (web address 1)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; food; medicine
Translated by: Stacie Raucci on 14 April 2000@12:42:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation, notes, keywords) on 1 January 2001@11:40:29.
Catharine Roth (removed link, added keyword) on 3 July 2001@16:42:27.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 8 August 2011@07:00:19.
David Whitehead on 31 October 2013@04:37:53.

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