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Headword: Μελία
Adler number: mu,500
Translated headword: manna ash
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of tree.[1]
Aristophanes in Birds [writes]: "settling on a thick-leaved manna ash".[2]
Greek Original:
Μελία: εἶδος δένδρου. Ἀριστοφάνης Ὄρνισιν: ἱζόμενος μελίας ἐπὶ φυλλοκόμου.
Notes:
Fraxinus ornus.
[1] From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 16.143 (web address 1).
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 742 [741 in some editions] (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; epic
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 October 2003@11:28:27.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links) on 13 October 2003@00:38:02.
David Whitehead (adjusted reference) on 13 October 2003@03:04:33.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@04:56:01.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 19 May 2013@17:30:14.

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