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Headword: Ἕρπυλλος
Adler number: epsilon,3079
Translated headword: tufted thyme
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] kind of flower like a marjoram, which flourishes especially in water. A particular kind of plant, [named] from the fact that it creeps with its roots. It is also very sweet-smelling.
Greek Original:
Ἕρπυλλος: εἶδος ἄνθους σαμψύχῳ ὅμοιον, ὃ μάλιστα ἐν τοῖς ὕδασι θάλλει. φυταρίου τι εἶδος, παρὰ τὸ ἕρπειν ταῖς ῥίζαις. ἔστι δὲ καὶ εὐωδέστατον.
Thymus Sibthorpii, according to LSJ s.v.
cf. a scholion on Aristophanes, Peace 168, where the plant is mentioned (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 December 2007@09:38:04.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 23 December 2007@22:59:12.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added link) on 23 December 2007@23:01:47.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another keyword) on 24 December 2007@04:48:18.
David Whitehead on 29 October 2012@07:04:36.
David Whitehead on 14 February 2016@09:09:41.


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