νόστιμος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From νόστος (nóstos, homecoming) +‎ -ιμος (-imos, adjective suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

νόστιμος (nóstimosm, f (neuter νόστιμον); second declension

  1. (often Epic, in the Odyssey) of or relating to homecoming
    1. usually in the phrase νόστιμον ἦμαρ (nóstimon êmar, day of homecoming, return home)
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 1.354–355
        οὐ γὰρ Ὀδυσσεὺς οἶος ἀπώλεσε νόστιμον ἦμαρ
        ἐν Τροίῃ, πολλοὶ δὲ καὶ ἄλλοι φῶτες ὄλοντο.
        ou gàr Odusseùs oîos apṓlese nóstimon êmar
        en Troíēi, polloì dè kaì álloi phôtes ólonto.
        [Telemachus speaking to Penelope:]
        for Odysseus wasn't the only one to lose his homecoming day
        in Troy; many other men perished too.
    2. able, likely, or destined to return home
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 19.85
        εἰ δ' ὁ μὲν ὣς ἀπόλωλε καὶ οὐκέτι νόστιμός ἐστιν,
        ei d' ho mèn hṑs apólōle kaì oukéti nóstimós estin,
        [Odysseus in disguise speaking to Penelope:] If, as it seems, [Odysseus] has perished and is no longer destined to return home,
  2. (of plants) productive, producing high yield
    1. succulent, nutritious, wholesome, delicious
    2. neuter as a substantive τὸ νόστιμον (tò nóstimon)
      1. resin from galbanum, starch from wheat: the valuable part
      2. (figuratively) substance, kernel

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References[edit]

  • νόστιμος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • νόστιμος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • νόστιμος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «νόστιμος» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek νόστιμος (nóstimos).

Adjective[edit]

νόστιμος (nóstimosm (feminine νόστιμη, neuter νόστιμο)

  1. tasty (food, drink, etc)
  2. nice, attractive

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