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Headword: Γλυκυσίδη
Adler number: gamma,318
Translated headword: peony
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
That which is also called Paionia. It is a medicinal root, a laxative according to physicians.
Greek Original:
Γλυκυσίδη: ἥτις καὶ Παιονία καλεῖται. ἔστι δὲ ῥίζα φαρμακὸς κατὰ ἰατροὺς χαλαστική.
Notes:
See generally LSJ s.v. The etymology of the word implies something sweet.
Hesychius has a more striking gloss: "a certain plant, contributing toward some absurdity in women". This reflects Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 3.76F (3.11 Kaibel), citing the Glosses of Seleucus [sigma 200]: women avoid eating it because it causes episodes of folly.
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; medicine; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 15 July 2002@00:26:52.
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David Whitehead (added note) on 15 July 2002@06:18:53.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; tweaks) on 21 August 2009@08:05:08.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 8 June 2012@07:18:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 September 2012@23:01:10.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@06:11:10.

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