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Headword: Ἀνθέρικες
Adler number: alpha,2497
Translated headword: beards
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the projections of ears of corn.[1]
The tips.[2]
Herodotus uses the word of the stalks of asphodels.[3] They are indestructible.
Or [sc. the related adjective] ἀνθερίκων , [meaning] florid or splendid.[4]
Greek Original:
Ἀνθέρικες: αἱ τῶν σταχύων προβολαί. τὰ ἄκρα. Ἡρόδοτος δὲ τοὺς καυλούς φησι τῶν ἀσφοδέλων. εἰσὶ δὲ ἄθραυστοι. ἢ Ἀνθερίκων, ἀνθηρῶν ἢ λαμπρῶν.
Notes:
[1] Same or similar glossing in Photius and elsewhere; and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 20.227, where the genitive plural occurs.
[2] Similarly in Hesychius
[3] Herodotus 4.190 (on the portable houses of the Nasamones).
[4] See generally LSJ s.v. antherikos.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; historiography; imagery; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 July 2000@11:13:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note; added keywords) on 9 March 2001@04:43:49.
David Whitehead (restorative and other cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@05:40:24.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 15 March 2012@05:31:40.
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