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Headword: Ὄμφαξ
Adler number: omicron,320
Translated headword: unripe fruit
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] something that is[1] raw. Raw [ὠμός ] as regards eating [φαγεῖν ].
And [there is] a proverb: 'a Sicilian is eating unripe fruit'.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὄμφαξ: ὠμόφαξ τις ὤν. ὁ ὠμὸς εἰς τὸ φαγεῖν. καὶ παροιμία: Σικελὸς ὀμφακίζεται.
For the headword see also omicron 319 (and generally LSJ s.v.).
[1] Here masculine, but plainly a 'thing' is meant. (Other lexica have the feminine, implying σταφυλή .)
[2] cf. sigma 392.
Keywords: botany; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 November 2001@06:24:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 31 December 2003@00:12:49.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 31 December 2003@05:39:25.
David Whitehead on 30 June 2013@06:44:20.


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