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Headword: Ἀνθεμίδων
Adler number: alpha,2486
Translated headword: blossoms
Vetting Status: high
"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.
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.
David Whitehead on 18 July 2015@08:24:39.


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