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Headword: Μίλαξ
Adler number: mu,1058
Translated headword: bindweed, convolvulus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of plant.
And it is declined μίλακος [in the genitive].[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "[smelling] of bindweed and of quietude."[2] Meaning [he] smelling of every sweet smell and of security.
Greek Original:
Μίλαξ: εἶδος βοτάνης. καὶ κλίνεται μίλακος. Ἀριστοφάνης: μίλακος καὶ ἀπραγμοσύνης. ἀντὶ τοῦ πάσης εὐωδίας ὄζων καὶ ἀσφαλείας.
Notes:
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (766, cf. 704). See also smilax at sigma 740.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 1007, with scholion; see already at alpha 774 and alpha 3682.
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 July 2009@01:18:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 July 2009@03:33:08.
David Whitehead on 23 May 2013@06:23:25.
David Whitehead (coding) on 18 May 2016@07:42:38.

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