Ymon (1)

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Ymon Dya. sic multi asperagum appellant.


Ymon is what according to Dyascorides many people call asperagum {"asparagus"}.


Dioscorides Longobardus, the ultimate source for Simon's statement, says in 2, 109, ed. Stadler (1899: 221), De sparagu: Sparagus aspratalis {sic!}, quem multi racanto aut mion appellant – "The rough/wild asparagus is called by many people racanto or mion".

Ymon is just another corruption of the Greek word ὄρμινον /hórminon/ or ὄρμινος /hórminos/ "a kind of sage, clary", which was analysed in the above entry Racanto q.v.

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