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Headword: Ἀνθέμιον
Adler number: alpha,2487
Translated headword: flower
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] gold that is choice/pure.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] Anthemios, a proper name.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀνθέμιον: τὸ χρυσίον τὸ ἐκλεκτόν. καὶ Ἀνθέμιος, ὄνομα κύριον.
Notes:
[1] Same entry in Photius; longer one in Hesychius, adding two further senses of the headword -- a floral decoration on columns and a location on the Athenian acropolis. (For this last, see ?Aristotle, Athenaion Politeia 7.4.) The 'pure gold' sense is attested in the Septuagint: Ecclesiastes 12.6.
[1] Western Roman Emperor 467-472 (OCD(4) p.97).
Keywords: art history; biography; botany; definition; geography; history; imagery; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 1 July 2000@12:18:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes and keywords) on 9 March 2001@04:14:33.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 March 2012@04:43:47.
David Whitehead on 15 March 2012@05:51:20.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@06:32:43.
David Whitehead on 18 July 2015@09:16:53.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 28 July 2015@21:24:38.

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