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Headword: Ὕσγη
Adler number: upsilon,674
Translated headword: hysge, kermes-oak
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of plant. Also [sc. attested is the phrase] ὑσγινοβαφὴς χιτών ["hysginon-dipped shirt"],[1] [meaning] dyed. Also [sc. attested is] ὑσγινοβαφῆ ["hysginon-dips"], neuter [plural].
Greek Original:
Ὕσγη: εἶδος βοτάνης. καὶ Ὑσγινοβαφὴς χιτών, βεβαμμένος. καὶ Ὑσγινοβαφῆ, οὐδετέρως.
Notes:
See generally LSJ s.v. ὕσγη and ὕσγινον . The dye produced from this plant (quercus coccifera) was crimson or scarlet.
[1] Same phrase, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
Keywords: botany; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 April 2011@04:55:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 27 April 2011@23:39:17.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 28 April 2011@03:17:58.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2013@07:01:04.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2016@06:39:25.

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