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Headword: Λοβός
Adler number: lambda,634
Translated headword: lobe
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the point of the ear.[1]
And all [kinds of] points:[2] also of the liver.[3]
But properly [it means] the bottom part of the ears. Also the pod of a chickpea or fava bean. And in diviners' lore [it is] a certain sign in the liver.[4] From this [comes] λώβη ["mutilation"], [meaning] the penalty of [cutting off] the ears, [spelled] with an omega.[5]
Also [sc. attested is] λωβός ['one who has been mutilated'], [meaning] the one who has been harmed.
Greek Original:
Λοβός: τὸ ἄκρον τοῦ ὠτίου. καὶ τὰ ἄκρα πάντα: καὶ τοῦ ἥπατος. κυρίως δὲ τῶν ὤτων τὸ κάτω. καὶ τὸ ἀγγεῖον ἐρεβίνθου ἢ κυάμου. καὶ ἐν θυτικῇ σημεῖόν τι ἐν τῷ ἥπατι. ἔνθεν Λώβη, ἡ διὰ τῶν ὤτων τιμωρία, διὰ τοῦ ω μεγάλου. καὶ Λωβός, ὁ βεβλαμμένος.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and cf. a scholion on Homer, Iliad 14.182.
[2] cf. Hesychius lambda1187.
[3] Likewise, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[4] Similarly in other lexica (including Hesychius loc.cit.) and in a scholion on Nicander, Theriaca 536.
[5] cf. Orion [Author, Myth] ap. Etymologicum Magnum 570.37.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; food; law; medicine; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 December 2005@22:43:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 19 December 2005@03:17:54.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 April 2013@07:37:20.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 April 2013@19:49:25.
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