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Headword: *(olosxoi/nw|
Adler number: omicron,201
Translated headword: with a club-rush
Vetting Status: high
Aeschines in the [speech] On the Mismanaged Embassy [sc. uses the word].[1] Theophrastus says that there are three kinds of rush, the third of which, outstanding in size and fleshiness, is called club-rush.[2]
Greek Original:
*(olosxoi/nw|: *ai)sxi/nhs e)n tw=| *peri\ th=s parapresbei/as. *qeo/frastos de\ tri/a ei)/dh sxoi/nou fhsi/n, w(=n o( tri/tos mege/qei kai\ eu)sarki/a| diafe/rwn o(lo/sxoinos kalei=tai.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
[1] Aeschines 2.21.
[2] Theophrastus, History of Plants 4.12.1. The LSJ (web address 1) identifies this plant as Scirpus Holoschoenus. But botanists have reclassified it into a new genus, split off from Scirpus, and its scientific name is now Scirpoides holoschoenus, known commonly as roundhead bulrush (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 December 2000@05:20:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 30 December 2003@01:17:31.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 December 2003@05:26:07.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 13 July 2011@04:41:39.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 3 January 2021@00:33:38.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added links, added keyword) on 5 January 2021@15:45:41.


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