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Headword: Κρῖ
Adler number: kappa,2412
Translated headword: barley
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[κρῖ means the same as] κριθή .[1] And Homer [writes]: "barley white."[2]
Greek Original:
Κρῖ: ἡ κριθή. καὶ Ὅμηρος: κρῖ λευκόν.
Notes:
The headword κρῖ is an epic variant -- always in the formulaic phrase given here (again at pi 3221) -- of the gloss κριθή .
cf. kappa 2424. Similar glosses in some other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon.
[1] For another (applied) sense of κριθή see kappa 2416.
[1] Homer, Iliad 5.196, etc.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 December 2008@09:59:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 14 December 2008@22:57:30.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 15 December 2008@03:12:57.
David Whitehead on 17 March 2013@10:16:01.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 April 2015@23:31:12.

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