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Headword: Ὀσμή
Adler number: omicron,696
Translated headword: fragrance, odor, smell
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a sweet smell.
"An unnamable fragrance goes forth into the vault of heaven -- a fine spectacle! -- and gales of incense blow through a wreath of smoke". [1]
Search under [the entry] 'invisible'.[2]
Interpretation of a dream: Regard a foul smell as unpleasantness.[3]
Greek Original:
Ὀσμή: ἡ εὐωδία. ὀσμὴ ἀνωνόμαστος ἐς βάθος κύκλου χωρεῖ, καλὸν θέαμα: θυμιαμάτων δ' αὖραι διαπνέουσι πλεκτάνην καπνοῦ. ζήτει ἐν τῷ ἀόρατον. λύσις ὀνείρου: δυσωδίαν νόμιζε τὴν ἀηδίαν.
[1] Aristophanes, Birds 1715-1717 (but here with διαπνέουσι "blow through" for what should be διαψαίρουσι "brush through"').
[2] alpha 2845.
[3] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251); for this particular one cf. delta 1672, pi 1834.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dreams; poetry; religion
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 4 January 2005@19:34:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another headword; adjustments to translation; augmented notes and keywords; corrected x-ref; cosmetics) on 5 January 2005@03:24:13.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 30 September 2005@08:45:56.
David Whitehead on 29 July 2013@08:56:29.


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