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Headword: Μέλισσα
Adler number: mu,511
Translated headword: Melissa, bee
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A name of a city.[1] Also a small creature, which labours at [sc. producing] honey.[2]
Greek Original:
Μέλισσα: ὄνομα πόλεως. καὶ ζωύ̈φιον, ὅπερ ἐργάζεται τὸ μέλι.
Notes:
[1] Stephanus of Byzantium and Aelius Herodian mention 3 cities called Melissa: one in Libya, 'one in Asia' (which both claim is mentioned by Hecataeus) and a small village in the territory of Kyzikos, northern Turkey. None of these is firmly located, although the Barrington Atlas thinks the Asian one is in Phrygia (central Turkey), somewhere near the present-day town of Oynes.
[2] cf. mu 512, mu 518, mu 524, mu 526.
Keywords: definition; food; geography; zoology
Translated by: Nicholas Fincher on 2 August 2003@12:29:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 3 August 2003@04:39:50.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 28 July 2011@04:18:30.
David Whitehead (typos) on 16 August 2011@03:03:44.

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