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 [[|.354–355]]
        οὐ γὰρ Ὀδυσσεὺς οἶος ἀπώλεσε νόστιμον ἦμαρ
        ἐν Τροίῃ, πολλοὶ δὲ καὶ ἄλλοι φῶτες ὄλοντο.
        [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 [[|.85]]
        εἰ δ' ὁ μὲν ὣς ἀπόλωλε καὶ οὐκέτι νόστιμός ἐστιν,
        [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]

Adjective[edit]

νόστιμος (nóstimosm (feminine νόστιμη, neuter νόστιμο)

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

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