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Headword: Μεγαλεῖον μύρον
Adler number: mu,358
Translated headword: Megaleian perfume
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Named] after the man who discovered how to prepare it, Megalos of Sicily.
Greek Original:
Μεγαλεῖον μύρον: ἀπὸ τοῦ εὑρομένου τὴν κατασκευὴν αὐτοῦ Μεγάλου Σικελιώτου.
Note:
cf. Etymologicum Magnum 574.47-48. But in Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 15.690F (15.42 Kaibel) and elsewhere, the name is Megallos and his invention, accordingly, Megalleion: see LSJ s.v. (There was also a dispute about whether he was a Sicilian or an Athenian.)
Keywords: aetiology; biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2005@10:14:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 13 December 2005@11:56:24.
David Whitehead (added note) on 14 December 2005@03:06:32.
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword) on 6 July 2009@07:59:48.
David Whitehead on 12 May 2013@08:31:05.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2016@09:44:32.

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