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Headword: Αἰρόπινον
Adler number: alphaiota,312
Translated headword: airopinon
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] dark; also the sieve, in which grains of wheat are sifted, [so called] because of the darnel[1] going through [the holes].
Greek Original:
Αἰρόπινον: σκοτεινόν: καὶ τὸ κόσκινον, ἐν ᾧ πυροὶ σήθονται, ὑπὲρ τοῦ τὰς αἴρας διελθεῖν.
Notes:
Same or similar entry in other lexica. The headword, classified here as either adjective or (neuter) noun, occurs in Aristophanes (fr. 480 Kock, in Pollux 10.114).
[1] αἶρα : see alphaiota 278.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 April 2003@01:07:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 3 April 2003@02:35:58.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added keyword) on 20 January 2006@19:00:24.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 17 May 2012@03:34:13.

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