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Headword: Orthoplêx hippos
Adler number: omicron,577
Translated headword: upright-striking horse
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one] raising itself upright and striking. Aristophanes in Anagyros [writes]: "but [he is] just like an upright-striking [horse]; for [he is] skittish by nature."[1]
Greek Original:
Orthoplêx hippos: orthos epairomenos kai plêssôn. Aristophanês Anagurôi: hôs de orthoplêx: pephuke gar dusgargalis.
Same entry in Photius, Lexicon omicron467 Theodoridis, apparently from Aelius Dionysius. The adjective in the headword phrase is otherwise unattested.
[1] Aristophanes fr. 43 Kock (44 K.-A.).
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Amanda Aponte on 21 January 2010@16:28:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 January 2010@03:32:46.
David Whitehead (expanded and updated note) on 11 July 2013@03:14:33.
David Whitehead (coding) on 20 May 2016@04:11:32.


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