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Headword: *xei/rwn
Adler number: chi,267
Translated headword: Cheiron, Chiron
Vetting Status: high
A Centaur; [the one] who first discovered medical treatment with plants; [he wrote] an epic poem Advice (which he gives to Achilles); also Horse-Medicine -- hence his name Centaur.
Greek Original:
*xei/rwn, *ke/ntauros: o(\s prw=tos eu(=ren i)atrikh\n dia\ botanw=n: *(upoqh/kas di' e)pw=n, a(\s poiei=tai pro\s *)axille/a: kai\ *(ippiatriko/n: dio\ kai\ *ke/ntauros w)noma/sqh.
cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 4.219, where he is mentioned.
For Cheiron cf. already mu 300, and again chi 269.
Keywords: botany; chronology; epic; medicine; mythology; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 April 2003@08:32:27.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Raised status) on 1 September 2003@16:34:09.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 2 September 2003@03:22:28.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2013@06:19:52.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 11 January 2016@00:18:04.


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