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Headword: Θρέψας
Adler number: theta,477
Translated headword: having curdled
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] having thickened.
In reference to milk. Homer [says]: "having curdled half of the white milk".[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] τροφή ["nourishment"], [meaning] that which thickens the body.[2]
Greek Original:
Θρέψας: πήξας. ἐπὶ γάλακτος. Ὅμηρος: ἥμισυ μὲν θρέψας λευκοῖο γάλακτος. καὶ Τροφή, ἡ πηγνύουσα τὸ σῶμα.
The headword, extracted from the quotation given, is aorist active participle (masculine nominative singular) of the verb τρέφω . Same or similar glossing in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and cf. the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 9.246 (see next note).
[1] Homer, Odyssey 9.246 (web address 1); also quoted in tau 928; in ps.-Zonaras and Etymologicum Magnum s.v. θρέψας and in Etymologicum Gudianum s.vv. τραφερά and τροφαλίς .
[2] From the scholia on Homer, Odyssey 14.477, where περιτρέφετο occurs (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; medicine; poetry
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