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Headword: Ὄμπνιος λειμών
Adler number: omicron,306
Translated headword: flourishing meadow, nourishing meadow
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning sc. one filled with] grain, and the fruits of Demeter: since Demeter is called Ὀμπνία .
Greek Original:
Ὄμπνιος λειμών: ὁ σῖτος, καὶ οἱ Δημητριακοὶ καρποί: ἐπεὶ Ὀμπνία ἡ Δημήτηρ λέγεται.
Notes:
Phrase of unknown origin but taken to come from tragedy: Tragica Adespota fr. 594a. Same entry (but with the adjective spelled ὄπνιος ) in Photius, Lexicon omicron411 Theodoridis (from Pausanias the Atticist omicron16); cf. Hesychius omicron831, the scholia on Nicander, Alexipharmaca 7, and -- for its afterlife as a proverb -- Appendix Proverbiorum (o. karpos) 4.20 etc.
cf. omicron 303, omicron 304, omicron 307, and especially omicron 305.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; daily life; definition; food; mythology; poetry; proverbs; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 December 2009@15:03:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked note; more keywords) on 23 December 2009@04:15:44.
David Whitehead (adjustments and expansions) on 30 June 2013@05:48:10.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 23 March 2015@00:10:54.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 23 March 2015@03:44:26.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@10:30:39.

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