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Headword: Ὀρίγανος
Adler number: omicron,559
Translated headword: oregano
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the plant [of that name]. [Used] in the feminine in Aristophanes.[1]
But ὀρειγενής ["mountain-born"] [means] one who was born on the mountain.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὀρίγανος: ἡ βοτάνη. θηλυκῶς παρὰ Ἀριστοφάνει. Ὀρειγενὴς δὲ ὁ ἐν τῷ ὄρει γεννηθείς.
Notes:
[1] Choeroboscus, cited in the Etymologicum Magnum; Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1030; cf. gamma 287.
[2] Choeroboscus, Etymologicum Magnum, Theognostus.
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 January 2010@22:19:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaks) on 20 January 2010@03:13:35.
David Whitehead on 9 July 2013@03:39:30.

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