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Headword: Halmuron
Adler number: alpha,1304
Translated headword: salty, salt
Vetting Status: high
[The Problem] that salt water is warmer than fresh.
Greek Original:
Halmuron: hoti to halmuron hudôr tou glukeos thermoteron.
For the same in reverse see gamma 312; and cf. Julian, Misopogon 341a Hertlein (7.13 Lacombrade).
This adjective is related to a(/lmh (alpha 1303), and is a stock epithet for the sea in the Odyssey and in later poets. It also refers to the taste of the brine used in preserving and of salt-based sauces. See LSJ (Web address 1).
The Problemata attributed to Aristotle raises several 'Problems' over the comparative weight and temperature of salt and fresh water (Problemata 926a21-25, 934b23-38).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: epic; food; philosophy; poetry; science and technology
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 25 January 2002@17:44:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 26 January 2002@08:37:25.
Robert Dyer (Slight spelling change to clarify meaning of "Problems3.) on 27 January 2002@13:56:35.
David Whitehead on 7 June 2002@06:26:30.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 February 2012@05:44:31.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 23 March 2012@23:52:07.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 10 June 2015@11:43:26.


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