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Headword: Ψαφαρῇ
Adler number: psi,31
Translated headword: crumbly
Vetting Status: high
"And with crumbly nard, with grainy dried figs."[1]
And again in the Fables: "they stood, nor was their hair soiled with crumbly dust."[2]
Greek Original:
Ψαφαρῇ: καὶ νάρδῳ ψαφαρῇ, κεγχρίτισιν ἰσχάσιν ἀμφί. καὶ αὖθις ἐν Μύθοις: ἔστασαν, οὐδὲ κόμας ψαφαρῇ μίαντο κονίῃ.
The unglossed headword, dative singular feminine of the adjective ψαθαρός , is illustrated by both of quotations given.
cf. psi 32.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.231.5; cf. kappa 1222. For nard see nu 36.
[2] Fragment of dactylic fable (reading μεμίαντο ) included in appendix to Crusius' edition of Babrius, p. 215.
Keywords: botany; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 January 2002@00:57:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 January 2002@03:22:37.
Catharine Roth (corrected translation) on 26 January 2002@18:07:05.
Catharine Roth (added note) on 22 December 2005@18:35:51.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 5 November 2013@05:49:13.


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