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Headword: Αἴθρια στέφη
Adler number: alphaiota,149
Translated headword: open-air garlands, outdoor garlands
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the ones brought out of [sc. the land of] the Hyperboreans, [so called] as [being] always placed in the out-of-doors [ὕπαιθρον ].
Greek Original:
Αἴθρια στέφη: τὰ ἐξ Ὑπερβορέων κομιζόμενα, ὡς ἀεὶ ἐν ὑπαίθρῳ τιθέμενα.
cf. Hesychius sigma1869; Synagoge alpha519; Photius, Lexicon alpha579. The phrase is derived from an iambic trimeter ascribed by Hesychius to Cratinus' lost comedy Delian Women (fr. 22 Kock, now 24 K.-A.). See also generally Hesychius sigma1801, sigma1802. Repeated at sigma 1074.
For the Hyperboreans see generally upsilon 247, upsilon 248.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; poetry; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 4 November 2002@07:26:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, added cross-reference) on 21 November 2002@00:28:55.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword) on 21 November 2002@03:03:39.
Catharine Roth (corrected my note) on 21 November 2002@15:49:34.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 14 May 2012@07:40:05.
William Hutton (tweaked headword and translation, augmented and rearranged notes, added keywords) on 3 April 2014@14:48:03.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2015@08:55:54.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 24 November 2015@08:07:43.


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