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Headword: Κρίμνον
Adler number: kappa,2424
Translated headword: barley-meal, barley-corn
Vetting Status: high
[Spelled] with iota [this is a term for] barley.[1] Homer says kri with apocope: "[the horses] stand feeding on white barley."[2] Also [sc. attested is the adjective] polukrimnos, [meaning] abounding in barley.[3]
And in the Epigrams: "the old man is self-sufficient when he has salt and two barley-corns."[4]
And Babrius [writes]: "but I will not desert the humble clod under which I munch my barley without fear."[5]
But krimnon [is] the coarse part of the meal.
Greek Original:
Κρίμνον: διὰ τοῦ ι ἡ κριθή. παρ' Ὁμήρῳ κατὰ ἀποκοπὴν λέγεται κρῖ: ἑστᾶσι κρῖ λευκὸν ἐρεπτόμενοι. καὶ Πολύκριμνος, ἡ πολύκριθος. καὶ ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: αὐτάρκης ὁ πρέσβυς ἔχων ἅλα καὶ δύο κρίμνα. καὶ Βάβριος: ἐγὼ δὲ λιτῆς οὐκ ἀφέξομαι βώλου, ὑφ' ἣν τὰ κρίμνα μὴ φοβούμενος τρώγω. Κρίμνον δὲ τὸ παχὺ τοῦ ἀλεύρου.
[1] i.e. κρίμνος as opposed to κρημνός : cf. kappa 2388, kappa 2389, kappa 2390. See LSJ entry at web address 1.
[2] Homer, Iliad 5.196 (web address 2); see already at kappa 2412.
[3] Glossed here as a feminine, i.e. presupposing something like 'land' or an upper-case toponym. There is such an instance in Callimachus (fr. 290).
[4] Greek Anthology 6.302.3.
[5] Babrius 108.31-32.
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Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 February 2001@00:29:59.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified headword and translation, added keyword, set status) on 25 February 2001@07:51:41.
David Whitehead (restorative and other cosmetics) on 31 August 2002@10:21:53.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 14 December 2008@22:55:08.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 18 March 2013@04:44:56.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 20 March 2013@00:04:53.


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