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Headword: Κόμματα
Adler number: kappa,1985
Translated headword: kommata
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
and kyrebia. Kyrebia are husks, whereas kommata seem to be certain portions either of the stalk or of the [parts] occurring in the ear, round the grain itself, or of the beards.
Greek Original:
Κόμματα καὶ Κυρήβια: τὰ μὲν κυρήβιά ἐστι τὰ πίτυρα, τὰ δὲ κόμματα ἔοικε μέρη τινὰ ἢ τῆς καλάμης, ἢ τῶν περὶ τὸν σῖτον αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ στάχυϊ γενομένων ἢ τῶν ἀνθερίκων.
Note:
According to Harpokration s.v. (from which this entry derives), it was Dinarchus (fr. XIX.5 Conomis) who had used these two agricultural terms, both neuter plurals.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 December 2000@09:42:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keywords, set status) on 19 October 2003@21:39:22.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 20 October 2003@05:50:56.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 11 July 2011@08:31:04.

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