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Headword: Ἠί̈ων
Adler number: eta,144
Translated headword: of husks
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of chaff. Homer [writes]: "as the stormy wind will scatter a heap of husks."[1]
And Babrius [writes]: "it is not yet time to loosen husks."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἠί̈ων: ἀχύρων. Ὅμηρος: ὡς δ' ἄνεμος ζαὴς ἠί̈ων θημῶνα τινάξει. καὶ Βάβριος: οὔπω καιρός ἐστιν ἤϊα λύειν.
See LSJ entry (at web address 1) for ἤια (A). The present headword is genitive plural, extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Homer, Odyssey 5.368 (web address 2), with scholion.
[2] Unmetrical variant reading (also in ps.-Zonaras) for Babrius 88.11. The manuscript reading is "it is not yet time to flee now."
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: agriculture; botany; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 February 2001@19:54:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 30 August 2002@09:22:53.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 6 December 2012@07:13:12.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 9 December 2012@00:41:41.


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