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Headword: Ὀρχάτοις
Adler number: omicron,667
Translated headword: in rows
Vetting Status: high
[ὀχάτοις ] and ὄρχοις : [meaning] in lines of vines, or of other plants.[1]
From the [fact that] the ranks of plants go [ἐρχεσθαι ] through them.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὀρχάτοις καὶ Ὄρχοις: στίχοις ἀμπέλων, ἢ ἑτέρων φυτῶν. παρὰ τὸ ἔρχεσθαι δι' αὐτῶν τὰς τάξεις τῶν φυτῶν.
The twin headwords, in the dative plural, are evidently quoted from somewhere.
[1] Likewise in other lexica (references at Photius omicron541 Theodoridis), and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 7.112 and 24.340, and to Iliad 14.123.
[2] For this dubious etymology, based on the similarity between ορχ- and ερχ- , see also Orion [Author, Myth] 113.29 and Etymologicum Magnum 634.38.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food
Translated by: John Dant on 20 August 2010@23:17:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 August 2010@05:30:11.
David Whitehead (adjustments; raised status) on 23 July 2013@05:46:22.
David Whitehead (coding) on 20 May 2016@04:40:02.


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