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Headword: Ἕρση
Adler number: epsilon,3082
Translated headword: dew
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[ἕρση is the same as] ἡ δρόσος .[1]
"Tasting the moisture of gentle dew."[2]
For cicadas feed on dew.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἕρση: ἡ δρόσος. θηλείης ἕρσης ἰκμάδα γευόμενος. οἱ γὰρ τέττιγες δρόσον σιτίζονται.
Notes:
[1] Likewise in Hesychius and other lexica. (For the difficulty of differentiating in translation between the Greek nouns ἕρση and δρόσος cf. epsilon 3080, epsilon 3084.)
[2] Greek Anthology 6.120.4
[3] cf. alpha 368.
Keywords: definition; food; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 January 2008@19:31:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1 and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 January 2008@03:50:40.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 29 October 2012@07:33:22.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 14 February 2016@09:13:25.

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