PARABIAS, Defined

παραβίας, -ου, ό (or παραβίη, ή) – a millet-and-fleabane (or – rice?) beverage

This is the only known use of this word in the ancient Greek language (see Hecataeus). It is quite possible that parabiē was the native Illyrian word of the Paeonians (Nelson 2001, 64).

 

Bibliography
Nelson, M. 2001. “Beer in Greco-Roman Antiquity.” Ph.D. dissertation, U. of British Columbia.

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