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Headword: Κόμμι
Adler number: kappa,1997
Translated headword: gum
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Gum [sc. is the term for] both frankincense and dried milky tears.
Greek Original:
Κόμμι: κόμμι καὶ ὁ λιβανωτός, καὶ τὸ ἐξηραμμένον ὀπῶδες δάκρυον.
Notes:
Cited more extensively in pi 928, Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon, and Pausanias the Atticist s.v. πέλανοι , and attributed to Dionysius Thrax fr.51 Linke. Tree sap is frequently termed "tears", starting with Herodotus 2.96: "its sap is gum".
The headword itself, κόμμι , is a non-Greek word, perhaps Egyptian (LSJ s.v.).
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; imagery; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 19 January 2009@09:03:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword, status) on 19 January 2009@22:17:56.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 20 January 2009@03:55:24.
David Whitehead on 10 March 2013@07:26:58.
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