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Headword: *)amnoi\ tou\s tro/pous
Adler number: alpha,1615
Translated headword: lambs in disposition
Vetting Status: high
Meaning gentle, easy-going, simple, like rams, or soft. For the male sheep, when he reaches middle age, is called an amnos. But some call the year-old sheep an amnos.[1]
Greek Original:
*)amnoi\ tou\s tro/pous: a)nti\ tou= praei=s, eu)h/qeis, a(ploi=, w(s oi( krioi/, h)\ malakoi/. to\ ga\r a)/rren pro/baton, o(/tan e)/xh| th\n me/shn h(liki/an, a)mno\s kalei=tai. oi( de\ to\n e)niau/sion a)/rna a)mno\n kalou=sin.
The headword phrase quotes Aristophanes, Peace 935 (web address 1), and the substance of the entry is from the scholia on it.
[1] On this terminology see already alpha 1614.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: chronology; comedy; definition; ethics; zoology
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 18 December 2000@16:31:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 1 March 2001@10:46:20.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 August 2006@08:59:24.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 15 February 2012@07:19:07.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 19 February 2012@01:20:59.


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