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Headword: Ἰφύη
Adler number: iota,778
Translated headword: spike-lavender
Vetting Status: high
A kind of wild herb.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "and I [think you resemble] Menelaus, so far as [one can judge] from these spike-lavenders."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἰφύη: εἶδος ἀγρίου λαχάνου. Ἀριστοφάνης: ἐγὼ δὲ Μενέλεων ὅσον ἐκ τῶν ἰφύων.
[1] Lavandula Spica, ἴφυον . The present headword, ἰφύη , is attested only here, and is presumably intended to be either (neuter) plural or an alternative (feminine) form of the singular.
[2] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 910 (inaccurately quoted: see web address 1), with scholion. The line parodies Euripides, Helen 572, but has a deliberately silly ending (in one of Aristophanes' running jokes about Euripides' mother as a greengrocer).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 May 2006@00:27:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.2 and keywords) on 28 May 2006@07:17:04.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; tweaking) on 17 January 2013@03:10:24.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 20 January 2013@17:59:14.


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