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Headword: Λήμνιον πῦρ
Adler number: lambda,449
Translated headword: Lemnian fire
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
There is a particular[ly] harsh exhalation/vapour of fire in Lemnos.
Greek Original:
Λήμνιον πῦρ: ἔστιν ἀναφορὰ ἐν Λήμνῳ πυρὸς χαλεπή τις.
Notes:
Same entry in Photius lambda270 Theodoridis. This is (non-scholiastic) comment on the proverbial phrase 'Lemnian fire' which occurs in Aristophanes, Lysistrata 299.
For Lemnos cf. lambda 448 and the other cross-references there.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; geography; mythology; proverbs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 June 2007@05:48:21.
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Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 15 June 2007@01:13:11.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 15 June 2007@03:37:40.
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