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Headword: Περσικαί
Adler number: pi,1376
Translated headword: Persics
Vetting Status: high
[Note] that Persics are trees,[1] but they are also a kind of footwear for women. Aristophanes in Clouds [says]: "and then Persics stuck to it [= a flea] after it had cooled".
Greek Original:
Περσικαί: ὅτι Περσικαί εἰσι μὲν δένδρα, ἔστι δὲ καὶ ὑποδήματος εἶδος γυναικείου. Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις: κᾆτα ψυγείσῃ περιέφυσαν Περσικαί.
Aristophanes, Clouds 151 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
[1] Peach-trees: see LSJ s.v.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; clothing; comedy; definition; food; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 February 2004@10:10:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 11 June 2004@02:15:19.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 11 June 2004@03:22:36.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 September 2011@08:03:10.


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