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Putinada grece species est napi ut supra in napo.


Putinada AC p | Putiniada or Putimada f | Putunda ms. e | Putĩda ul’ putiuada ul’ putruada B | Putruada j
est om. B
napi | napii B


Putinada is the Greek name for a kind of napus, as explained above in the entry napo q.v.


and the other misreadings are attempts at rendering Greek βουνιάς /bouniás/, the name for a variety of napus, here derived from the accusative sg. form βουνιάδα /bouniáda/ and corrupted to Simon’s putinada. The change from initial /b-/ to /p-/ may be due to folk etymology, seeing putidus “fetid” in the first element of this foreign name, signalling the plant’s disagreeable smell.

WilfGunther (talk) 14:53, 29 June 2016 (BST)

For further information see Napo, Bumas