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NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works
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Letter XIII.18901890    Placed with the preceding.

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As all the fruits of the season come to us in their proper time, flowers in spring, corn in summer, and apples18911891    μῆλον.  But, like the Latin malum, this word served for more than we mean by “apple.”  So the malum Cydonium was quince, the malum Persicum, peach, etc. in autumn, so the fruit for winter is talk.


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