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Headword: *)androbo/rwn
Adler number: alpha,2175
Translated headword: man-devouring
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] man-eating. "Colleague of man-devouring dogs, wickedest cat, you are one of Actaeon's pups."[1]
[Spelled] with omicron because of the meter.[2]
Greek Original:
*)androbo/rwn: a)nqrwpofa/gwn. a)ndrobo/rwn o(mo/texne kunw=n, ai)/loure kaki/sth, tw=n *)aktaioni/dwn e)ssi\ mi/a skula/kwn. dia\ tou= o mikrou= dia\ to\ me/tron.
The headword adjective, genitive plural, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Greek Anthology 7.206.1-2; already at alpha 1034 and alpha 1292.
[2] This addendum refers to the adjective *)aktaioni/dwn in the quotation; in the pentameter of this elegaic couplet *)aktaiwni/dwn would have been unmetrical.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; mythology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 1 November 2000@20:05:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 March 2001@09:45:18.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 1 March 2012@05:08:30.
David Whitehead on 11 July 2015@08:36:09.
Catharine Roth (fixed betacode) on 14 July 2015@19:33:37.


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