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Headword: Λεύκη
Adler number: lambda,320
Translated headword: white [disease]
Vetting Status: high
In Herodotus [this means] a particular condition affecting the whole body.
Greek Original:
Λεύκη: παρὰ Ἡροδότῳ πάθος τι περὶ ὅλον τὸ σῶμα.
From glosses on Herodotus 1.138.1 (web address 1). A kind of mild leprosy (with which Hdt. couples it there) or elephantiasis, turning the skin white. For other references to it see LSJ s.v.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; historiography; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 October 2003@07:01:10.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosemtics, added links, set status) on 23 October 2003@11:54:36.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 24 October 2003@06:09:46.
David Whitehead on 15 April 2013@07:33:28.
Catharine Roth (upgraded one link, deleted the other) on 16 April 2013@01:51:49.


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