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Headword: Γεργέριμον
Adler number: gamma,187
Translated headword: over-ripe
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the ripened olive on the tree. "[Over-ripe] and pituris[1], and [one] which they preserved white". That is, the olive crushed and so preserved. "An autumn-olive swimming in brine"; he is speaking of the kolumbas ["pickled olive"].[2]
Greek Original:
Γεργέριμον: τὴν ἐν τῷ δένδρῳ πεπανθεῖσαν ἐλαίαν. [γεργέριμον] πίτυρίν τε, καὶ ἣν ἀπεθήκατο λευκήν. τουτέστι τὴν συνθλασθεῖσαν καὶ οὕτως ἀποτεθεῖσαν ἐλάαν. εἰν ἁλὶ δὲ νήχεσθαι φθινοπωρίδα: τὴν κολυμβάδα λέγει.
The headword, which should be the first word of the quotation given (but has been omitted in transmission), is in the accusative case.
[1] A type of olive which was small and pale in colour.
[2] Callimachus, Hecale fr.248, with comments from the scholia there; cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 2.56C (2.47 Kaibel). See also delta 1549, epsilon 729, and phi 494.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2003@03:51:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation and notes) on 5 June 2003@04:50:48.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 6 June 2012@05:08:44.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 6 September 2012@00:57:29.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2015@09:50:28.


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