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Headword: Ὄμφαξ
Adler number: omicron,319
Translated headword: unripe grape
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] cluster which is sour and not ripe. Plato the comic poet has τὰς ὄμφακας ["the unripe grapes"] in the feminine in a play Festivals: "relax your eyebrows and your unripe grapes."[1]
Greek Original:
Ὄμφαξ: σταφυλὴ δριμεῖα οὖσα καὶ οὐ πέπειρος. θηλυκῶς δὲ λέγει τὰς ὄμφακας Πλάτων ὁ κωμικὸς ἐν δράματι Ἑορταῖς: καὶ τὰς ὀφρῦς σχάσασθε καὶ τὰς ὄμφακας.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Acharnians 352 (web address 1); cf. delta 340, omicron 315.
For this headword see also omicron 320.
[1] Plato Comicus fr. 32 Kock now 31 K.-A.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: agriculture; botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 January 2010@01:19:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; tweaks) on 10 January 2010@05:07:23.
David Whitehead on 30 June 2013@06:42:22.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 1 July 2013@01:33:18.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 27 December 2014@08:49:19.


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