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Anagyris
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(ἀνάγυρις, -ρος, ἄκοπον; anágyris, -ros, ákopon in Dioscorides 3,150 [1. 158 f.] = 3,157 [2. 360], Plin. HN 27,30 etc., modern Greek ἀνδράβανα; andrávana) is the common Mediterranean leguminous malodorous bush A. foetida L. with a tangy odour and cabbage-like flower, in antiquity used as a medicinal plant, e.g. the leaves as a laxative and the seed to induce vomiting. The proverb ἀνάγυριν κινεῖς [anágyrin kineîs; 3.109] means to touch something unpleasant (cf. Zenob. 2,55 and 3,31).

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Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), “Anagyris”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e119730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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