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Headword: Ἴονθος
Adler number: iota,416
Translated headword: hair-flowering, beard-growth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the initial outgrowth of the hairs, [a word derived] from ἰέναι ["to go"] and ἀνθεῖν ["to flower"].
Greek Original:
Ἴονθος: ἡ πρώτη ἔκφυσις τῶν τριχῶν, ἀπὸ τοῦ ἰέναι καὶ ἀνθεῖν.
LSJ s.v. actually distinguishes between two senses: "root of a hair, young hair (often in plural); and "eruption on the face, which often accompanies the first growth of the beard". A late word, in either case, though it has an early cognate adjective (ἰονθάς : Homer, Odyssey 14.50).
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 September 2001@03:45:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (changed italics to betacode) on 23 October 2002@15:14:10.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 19 October 2003@07:38:52.
David Whitehead on 13 January 2013@05:35:46.


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