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Headword: Asphodelos
Adler number: alpha,4299
Translated headword: asphodel
Vetting Status: high
A bulbous plant, having long leaves and an edible stem; and its seed when roasted and the root chopped up with figs is very beneficial.[1] [It is] sacred to Persephone and the underworld [deities]. Also Rhodians wreath Kore and Artemis with asphodel. To be read proparoxytone. "Nor [do they know] the great advantage in mallow and asphodel."[2] But the place in which it grows must be pronounced oxytone, as in Homer: "over the asphodel meadow".[3]
Greek Original:
Asphodelos: skillôdes phuton, phulla echon makra kai antherikon esthiomenon: kai to sperma de autou phrugomenon kai hê rhiza koptomenê meta sukôn pleistên onêsin echei. Persephonês kai chthoniôn hieron. kai Rhodioi tên Korên kai tên Artemin asphodelôi stephousi. proparoxutonôs de anagnôsteon. oud' hoson en malachêi te kai asphodelôi meg' oneiar. ton de topon, en hôi phuetai, oxutonêteon: hôs kai par' Homêrôi: kat' asphodelon leimôna.
cf. already alpha 4298.
Same material in Pausanias the Atticist and other lexica.
[1] Theophrastus, Enquiry into Plants 7.13.4.
[2] Hesiod, Works and Days 41 (web address 1).
[2] Homer, Odyssey 11.538 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; food; geography; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 14 March 2002@22:05:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 5 August 2002@09:31:16.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 30 November 2005@10:07:48.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 26 April 2012@07:23:03.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 6 December 2015@01:24:14.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 6 December 2015@22:00:12.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added a note) on 6 December 2015@22:07:39.


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