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Headword: Λικμᾶν
Adler number: lambda,533
Translated headword: to winnow
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to make grain pure.[1]
"To Demeter the Winnower and the Seasons that tread in the furrows Heronax from his scanty tilth offers a portion of the corn from his threshing-floor and [these] various vegetables."[2]
Greek Original:
Λικμᾶν: τὸ σῖτον καθαίρειν. Δηοῖ Λικμαίῃ καὶ ἐναυλακο- φοίτισιν Ὥραις Ἡρώναξ πενιχρῶν καὶ ἐξ ὀλιγηροσίης μοῖραν ἁλοεῖται στάχυος πάνσπερμά τε.
Notes:
See also lambda 531, lambda 532, lambda 534, lambda 535, lambda 536.
[1] cf. generally the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.500 (where λικμώντων occurs; cf. lambda 534).
[2] Greek Anthology 6.98.1-3 (trans. LCL); cf. omicron 153.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; epic; food; poetry; religion
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 3 June 2009@22:20:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; more keywords) on 4 June 2009@04:26:55.
Catharine Roth (added a keyword) on 4 June 2009@15:44:50.
David Whitehead on 18 April 2013@09:44:11.

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