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Headword: Ἀνθεμίδων
Adler number: alpha,2486
Translated headword: blossoms
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"And Artemis, let the running Graces tread this grove, their light sandals on blossoms."[1] Meaning flowers.
Also [sc. attested is] Anthemides, a patronymic.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀνθεμίδων: ἄλσος δ', Ἄρτεμι τοῦτο, καὶ ἂν Χαρίτεσσι θεούσαις εἴη ἐπ' ἀνθεμίδων σύμβολα κοῦφα βαλεῖν. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀνθέων. καὶ Ἀνθεμίδης, πατρωνυμικόν.
Notes:
The headword, probably extracted from the quotation given (though there are extant alternatives), is genitive plural.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.267.5-6 (which has σάμβαλα for what appears here as σύμβολα ).
[2] Simoesius, son of Anthemion (Homer, Iliad 4.488).
Keywords: botany; clothing; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 July 2000@00:24:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes keywords; cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@05:02:24.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 March 2012@04:33:37.
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