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Headword: Ὄλυνθος
Adler number: omicron,223
Translated headword: olynthos, wild fig
Vetting Status: high
[So called] from ὅλος ["whole"] ἀνθεῖν ["to blossom"], that is to be the same from the first flowering.
So ὄλυνθος [is] the unripe fig.[1]
Greek Original:
Ὄλυνθος: παρὰ τὸ ὅλος ἀνθεῖν, ἤγουν ἐκ πρώτης ἀνθήσεως τὸ αὐτὸ ἔχειν. Ὄλυνθος οὖν ἡ ὠμὴ συκῆ.
cf. sigma 1328.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (e.g. Hesychius omicron658).
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 December 2005@12:16:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another keyword) on 29 December 2005@02:56:27.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 25 June 2013@03:59:20.


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