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Headword: Λειμωνία
Adler number: lambda,366
Translated headword: leimonia
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a plant [of that name].[1]
Also [sc. attested is] λειμωνῖτις ["of a meadow"].[2]
Greek Original:
Λειμωνία: βοτάνη. καὶ Λειμωνῖτις.
cf. generally lambda 364, lambda 365.
[1] According to LSJ, "a thorny plant, prob. = σκόλυμος , golden thistle, Scolymus hispanicus;" Theophrastus, Enquiry into Plants 6.4.3.
[2] Besides here and (according to Adler) in the Ambrosian Lexicon, this word is attested only in Nicetas Choniates, as an adjective describing grass.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 March 2009@01:06:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 25 March 2009@04:29:47.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@03:54:16.
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 25 November 2014@23:48:50.
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