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Headword: Ἡδύγαιον
Adler number: eta,108
Translated headword: cucumber, gourd
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Something which has fine soil [sc. to grow in].
Greek Original:
Ἡδύγαιον: τὸ καλὴν ἔχον γῆν.
Notes:
The headword term is poorly attested, but see esp. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 3.74B [3.5 Kaibel], citing Heraclides of Tarentum. See also Hesychius eta143, spelled ἡδυγέων .
From the Lexicon Ambrosianum, Ambrosianus B12 sup. 77r (while Laurentianus 59.16 fol.187v also has the reading ἡδυγέων ).
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 20 November 2005@18:07:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, tr, note; added a keyword) on 21 November 2005@03:48:13.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 6 December 2012@03:28:24.
Catharine Roth (typos) on 17 December 2012@00:10:48.
David Whitehead (expanded a ref) on 16 January 2015@06:28:40.

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