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Headword: Ὄμπνιον νέφος
Adler number: omicron,303
Translated headword: flourishing cloud, nourishing cloud
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning one that is] big, large, increased. Sophocles in Theseus [sc. uses the phrase].[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] ὄμπνιος χείρ , [meaning] a wealthy [hand].[2]
Greek Original:
Ὄμπνιον νέφος: μέγα, πολύ, ηὐξημένον. Σοφοκλῆς Θησεῖ. καὶ Ὄμπνιος χείρ, ἡ πλουσία.
Notes:
See also omicron 304, omicron 305, omicron 306, omicron 307.
[1] Likewise in Photius, Lexicon omicron410 Theodoridis, where the adjective in the headword phrase -- from Sophocles fr. 246 Pearson and Radt (225 Dindorf) -- is wrongly transmitted as ὄπνιον . Compare (genitive case) Hesychius omicron833, Photius omicron321; and see also Diogenianus 6.97, and the scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 4.989.
[2] Again at omicron 307, q.v. for comment.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; food; imagery; poetry; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 December 2009@00:47:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 December 2009@04:32:00.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 June 2013@05:27:48.
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