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Headword: Ῥοδωνιά
Adler number: rho,208
Translated headword: rose-garden
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
It is a meadow of roses;[1] but others say that the rose-laurel is called thus.[2] And others [say] that it is a kind of vine which bears berries similar to the rose in color.
Greek Original:
Ῥοδωνιά: ἔστι μὲν ὁ τῶν ῥόδων λειμών: ἄλλοι δὲ καὶ τὴν ῥοδοδάφνην οὕτω φασὶ καλεῖσθαι. ἕτεροι δὲ εἶδος ἀμπέλου φερούσης σταφυλὴν παραπλησίαν τῷ ῥόδῳ κατὰ τὸ χρῶμα.
Notes:
Same entry in Photius. The headword is attested in (e.g.) [Demosthenes] 53.16.
[1] cf. iota 493, kappa 2431.
[2] Botanically obscure: perhaps an oleander, or a rhododendron; see LSJ s.v.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 May 2006@14:37:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 2 June 2006@05:09:19.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 25 August 2011@04:17:06.

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