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ταρφ-ύς , εῖα, ύ, fem.
A.ταρφύςA.Th.535, prob. in Pers.926 (lyr.):— thick, close, “θρίξA.Th.l.c.; ταρφέος ἐχέτλης Orac. ap. Luc.JTr. 31: Hom. only uses the pl., “ταρφέες ἰοίIl.11.387, Od.22.246; “ταρφέας ἰούςIl.15.472; “ταρφέες κεραυνοίHes.Th.693; “ταρφέα δράγματαIl.11.69: neut. pl. ταρφέα as Adv., ofttimes, often, 12.47, 13.718, 22.142, Od.8.379: regul. Adv. “ταρφέωςB.12.86:—Hom. also has a fem. nom. ταρφειαί and acc. ταρφειάς, so accented by Aristarch. and found in most codd., ταρφειαὶ νιφάδες, κόρυθες, Il. 19.357,359; ταρφειὰς [νιφάδας] 12.158; ταρφείας was prescribed (prob. wrongly) by D.T.ap.Hdn.Gr.2.81 in Il.12.158. (Cf. τάρφος).
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