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Headword: Ὀξείδιον
Adler number: omicron,413
Translated headword: sour wine, vinegar
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[ὄξει is] dative [singular]; the nominative [is] ὄξος .[1] Also [sc. attested is the diminutive] ὀξείδιον .[2]
[Note] that vinegar is also called ἀλίβας from not being poured [λείβεσθαι ]. Because it is wine that has gone dead. And ἀλίβας [also means] a corpse.[3]
Greek Original:
Ὄξεϊ: δοτική: ἡ εὐθεῖα τὸ ὄξος. καὶ Ὀξείδιον. ὅτι τὸ ὄξος καὶ ἀλίβας λέγεται ἀπὸ τοῦ μὴ λείβεσθαι. ὅτι νενεκρωμένος οἶνός ἐστιν. καὶ ἀλίβας, ὁ νεκρός.
Notes:
[1] This dative of ὄξος is presumably quoted from somewhere; cf. mu 133, psi 32.
[2] Also spelled ὀξίδιον .
[3] From alpha 1210.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 January 2010@01:35:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 January 2010@03:23:19.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 July 2013@06:35:42.

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