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Headword: Ῥάδαμνος
Adler number: rho,14
Translated headword: bough
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a delicate shoot; or a slip.[1]
The branch of the tree which is covered with leaves and makes shade is a ῥάδαμνος . [sc. The term comes] from easily [ῥᾳδίως ] being overcome [δαμάζεσθαι ] by heat or for some other reason, as being tender and prominent.[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥάδαμνος: βλαστὸς τρυφερός: ἢ κλάδος. Ῥάδαμνός ἐστιν ὁ τοῖς φύλλοις κομῶν ἀκρεμὼν τοῦ δένδρου, καὶ σκιὰν ἐκτελῶν. παρὰ τὸ ῥᾳδίως δαμάζεσθαι ὑπὸ καύσωνος ἤ τινος ἄλλου αἰτίου, ὡς ἁπαλὸς καὶ προέχων.
cf. omicron 619, omicron 495.
[1] Same or similar glosses in other lexica; references at Photius rho18, where Theodoridis mentions (without positively endorsing) Alberti's view that the headword comes from Job 14.7 LXX.
[2] The source of this material (not in other lexica) is unknown.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 September 2010@23:13:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 September 2010@05:20:31.
David Whitehead on 23 August 2011@10:16:16.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword) on 24 October 2013@09:17:43.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 June 2014@21:48:46.
David Whitehead (coding) on 25 May 2016@05:54:40.


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