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Headword: *pelioi/
Adler number: pi,948
Translated headword: livid
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] black/dark, sallow.
Greek Original:
*pelioi/: me/lanes, w)xroi/.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius pi552 Theodoridis. The headword is masculine nominative plural of this adjective. It must be quoted from somewhere, perhaps from the medical writer Diphilos of Siphnos (C3 BCE), quoted in Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 22.61D (2.59 Kaibel): one risks death by eating mushrooms which are "black and livid and hard".
cf. generally pi 945, pi 946.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 May 2004@05:54:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 19 May 2004@00:12:41.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 19 May 2004@04:13:48.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 4 September 2011@08:58:53.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2013@06:00:01.


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