[German version] (OHG
tilli, related to NHG Dolde [umbel], Lat.
anetum). Probably identical with the umbellifera (
Anethum graveolens L., ἄ[ν[ν]ηθον;
á[n[n]ēthon, Aeolic ἄνητον;
ánēton, Alc. in Ath. 15,674d), which was introduced from Asia Minor in antiquity. This popular kitchen herb (sown according to Palladius, Opus agriculturae 3,24,5 and 4,9,5 or 10,13,3 and 11,11,4, in February/March and September/October) with bare seeds (Theophr. Hist. pl. 7,3,2 = Plin. HN 19,119) is mentioned in Theophr. Hist. pl. 1,11,2 and P…