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Headword: Ῥυτίς
Adler number: rho,318
Translated headword: puckering, shrivelling, wrinkling
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] weakness.[1]
Old age.[2]
In the Epigrams: "and a rind-puckered fig with a navel-like stalk".[3]
Greek Original:
Ῥυτίς: ἀσθένεια. γῆρας. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: καὶ ῥυτιδόφλοιον σῦκον ἐπομφάλιον.
Notes:
cf. rho 305.
[1] = Synagoge rho69, Photius rho198 Theodoridis.
[2] cf. Hesychius (rho527) and ps.-Herodian.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.22.2 (Zonas), a dedication to Priapus by an unnamed custodian of an orchard; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 380-381; and vol. II, 413-414) and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 380, alpha 2663, alpha 4049, pi 1555, and pi 2275.
References:
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1968)
Keywords: agriculture; botany; daily life; definition; food; imagery; medicine; poetry; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 September 2010@07:26:56.
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