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Headword: Ὑακίνθινον
Adler number: upsilon,4
Translated headword: hyacinthine
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] blackish, purple.
Greek Original:
Ὑακίνθινον: ὑπομελανίζον, πορφυρίζον.
Notes:
Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius upsilon2 Theodoridis.
For this adjective see e.g. Homer, Odyssey 6.231, where the phrase "hyacinthine flower" occurs (cf. Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis 1298); and several times in the early books of the Septuagint.
Keywords: botany; definition; epic; religion; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 December 2003@10:47:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 22 December 2003@14:05:31.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 23 December 2003@04:04:43.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, raised status) on 19 January 2011@23:42:29.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@07:05:02.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2016@09:26:05.

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