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Headword: Οὐρανία ἄχνη
Adler number: omicron,933
Translated headword: heavenly froth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] dew. "The narcissus with beautiful clusters flourishes daily, [fed] by the heavenly froth."[1]
Greek Original:
Οὐρανία ἄχνη: ἡ δρόσος. θάλλει δ' οὐρανίας ὑπ' ἄχνης ὁ καλλίβοτρυς κατ' ἦμαρ ἀεὶ νάρκισσος.
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 681-3 (web address 1), with the gloss from the scholia there. For 'froth' cf. generally alpha 4705.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 May 2004@01:37:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note) on 26 May 2004@03:10:20.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2013@08:35:05.
Catharine Roth (restored link) on 2 August 2013@01:54:35.


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