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Headword: Ὄμπνιον ὕδωρ
Adler number: omicron,304
Translated headword: flourishing grain
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning water that is] nourishing, and plentiful.[1]
They also say ὀμπνιηρὸν ὕδωρ , [also meaning water that is] nourishing.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὄμπνιον ὕδωρ: τὸ τρόφιμον, καὶ πολύ. λέγεται καὶ Ὀμπνιηρὸν ὕδωρ, τὸ τρόφιμον.
See also omicron 303, omicron 305, omicron 306, omicron 307.
[1] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 357. Wentzel attributed all of this to the Atticists.
[2] i.e. similar phrase but with a different adjective. Attested only here in this precise form, with an iota, but cf. Hesychius omicron833, Photius omicron412 Theodoridis, and the scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 4.989.
Keywords: definition; food; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 December 2009@00:46:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 December 2009@04:22:49.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 June 2013@05:35:01.


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