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Headword: Μελάμβωλος
Adler number: mu,447
Translated headword: black-soiled
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] black-earthed.
"O black-soiled guardian of Egypt, linen-robed goddess".[1]
Greek Original:
Μελάμβωλος: μελανόγειος. Αἰγύπτου μεδέουσα μελάμβωλε λινόπεπλε δαῖμον.
Note:
[1] Greek Anthology 6.231.1-2, here misquoted to put "black-soiled" in the vocative; it should be "o guardian of black-soiled Egypt".
Keywords: agriculture; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; imagery; poetry; religion
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 9 May 2009@06:17:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keywords, set status) on 9 May 2009@12:11:15.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 10 May 2009@04:15:44.
David Whitehead on 14 May 2013@07:13:23.

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