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Headword: *)/omfac
Adler number: omicron,320
Translated headword: unripe fruit
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] something that is[1] raw. Raw [w)mo/s] as regards eating [fagei=n].
And [there is] a proverb: 'a Sicilian is eating unripe fruit'.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/omfac: w)mo/fac tis w)/n. o( w)mo\s ei)s to\ fagei=n. kai\ paroimi/a: *sikelo\s o)mfaki/zetai.
For the headword see also omicron 319 (and generally LSJ s.v.).
[1] Here masculine, but plainly a 'thing' is meant. (Other lexica have the feminine, implying stafulh/.) The word w)mo/fac is a hypothetical form attested only in grammarians and lexicography.
[2] cf. sigma 392.
Keywords: botany; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 November 2001@06:24:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 31 December 2003@00:12:49.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 31 December 2003@05:39:25.
David Whitehead on 30 June 2013@06:44:20.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 17 January 2021@16:41:58.


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