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Headword: Ὑοσκυαμᾶν
Adler number: upsilon,123
Translated headword: to take henbane
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to be mad, to lose one's wits. Pherecrates in Corianno [writes]: "old man, you are taking henbane".[1]
Greek Original:
Ὑοσκυαμᾶν: μεμηνέναι, παραπαίειν. Φερεκράτης Κοριαννοῖ: ὑοσκυαμᾷς ἀνὴρ γέρων.
Notes:
Same entry in Photius (upsilon58 Theodoridis), similar ones in other lexica.
For henbane see further under upsilon 124.
[1] Pherecrates fr.72 Kock (78 K.-A.).
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; imagery; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 August 2008@06:09:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, set status) on 27 August 2008@12:21:04.
David Whitehead (tweaked notes) on 25 April 2011@08:03:44.
David Whitehead on 20 November 2013@06:40:50.

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