[Milton-L] Down

Noam Flinker flinker at research.haifa.ac.il
Tue Nov 24 04:27:42 EST 2015

Cassell offers “plume” or “lanugo.”  Lewis and Short have “a small, soft feather” for “pluma” in the singular and down in the plural (plumae). L&S offer woolly substance, down for “lanugo.”  I would go for “plumae” and can provide, if you wish, the various uses of the word as provided by L&S.

> On 24 Nov 2015, at 11:06, Nancy Charlton <charltonwordorder1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is only by the greatest stretch Miltonic, but I hope the Latinists among you might be able to help me out. I need the Latin term for "down," not the netherward  direction nor the progression toward a goal post, but that fluffy stuff you put in pillows and comforters. Goose down. "Penna" is the only thing that I have found, and my impression is that this is more the stuff of the birds that flock together. 
> In keeping with the week's holiday, much thanks!
> Nancy Charlton 
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