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Headword: Γεραιός
Adler number: gamma,192
Translated headword: venerable
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] honoured.[1]
Also one who is full of wrinkles.
In the Epigrams: "a fair-coated pomegranate and wrinkle-skinned figs."[2]
And elsewhere: "from which the old man sent forth sweet scent from his soft lips."[3]
Greek Original:
Γεραιός: ἔντιμος. καὶ ὁ ῥυτίδων ἀνάπλεως. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ῥοιὴν ξανθοχίτωνα γεραιόφλοιά τε σῦκα. καὶ αὖθις: ἧς ὁ γεραιὸς λαρότερον μαλακῶν ἔπνεεν ἐκ στομάτων.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 6.87, where a form of the headword appears (web address 1 below).
cf. generally gamma 176, gamma 185, gamma 186, gamma 193.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.102.1.
[3] Greek Anthology 7.24.9-10; cf. lambda 126.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; epic; food; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 June 2002@16:30:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 June 2002@06:15:05.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 6 June 2012@05:30:29.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, coding) on 6 September 2012@13:07:06.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2015@10:08:31.

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