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Headword: *smh=gma
Adler number: sigma,732
Translated headword: unguent
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] cleansing/purifying, that which wipes off.
Greek Original:
*smh=gma: kaqartiko/n, to\ a)posmh=xon.
Similarly in ps.-Herodian and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon.
The headword form smh=gma appears once in Plutarch (Demetrius 27.2) and three times in the Septuagint (Esther 2.3, 2.9; Susanna [Th.v.] 17). However, it may be cited from a medical author. It is reasonably frequent in Galen, Aetius, and Oribasius, among others.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; medicine; rhetoric
Translated by: Abram Ring on 18 April 2014@23:25:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword) on 19 April 2014@21:50:40.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; tweaking; raised status) on 20 April 2014@05:28:14.
David Whitehead (coding) on 26 May 2016@05:16:39.


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