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Headword: Λιπερνῆτις
Adler number: lambda,588
Translated headword: pauper-woman, poor woman
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a female beggar. [sc. The word comes] from "being short of shoots" [λείπεσθαι ἐρνέων ], that is plants.
Greek Original:
Λιπερνῆτις: ἡ πτωχή. παρὰ τὸ λείπεσθαι ἐρνέων, ὅ ἐστι φυτῶν.
Notes:
The headword occurs in Callimachus, Hecale fr. 254 Pfeiffer.
cf. generally lambda 589 (and see epsilon 3052 for 'shoot').
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; poetry; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 June 2009@06:17:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule, status) on 14 June 2009@11:07:07.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 15 June 2009@03:04:38.
David Whitehead on 21 April 2013@05:06:47.

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