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Headword: *)axaii/+nh
Adler number: alpha,4681
Translated headword: doe, hind
Vetting Status: high
The female deer.
In the Epigrams: "and the dappled hide of a flayed stag."[1]
And Babrius [writes]: "coaxing the hind with such words, she [the fox] persuaded her to go twice into the same death."[2]
Greek Original:
*)axaii/+nh: h( e)/lafos. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: kai\ sku/tos a)mfido/rou stikto\n a)xaii/+new. kai\ *ba/brios: toiau=ta kwti/llousan th\n a)xaii/+nhn e)/peisen e)lqei=n di\s to\n au)to\n ei)s a(/|dhn.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.165.2 (Phalaecus); already at alpha 1721. Here the masculine form is used (in the genitive). Find further excerpts from this epigram, a dedication to Dionysus, at beta 140, beta 548, theta 379, theta 613, iota 72, kappa 2115, kappa 2279, lambda 360, rho 223, and sigma 1193. On the epigram's ascription, see alpha 1721 note.
[2] Babrius 95.87-8; again at kappa 2304.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 January 2001@02:01:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 4 September 2001@07:35:12.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 9 May 2012@06:34:53.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 May 2012@00:17:28.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added cross-references, added keyword) on 29 May 2023@12:46:52.


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