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Headword: *xi/maros
Adler number: chi,312
Translated headword: billy-goat
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the [sc. male] goat.[1] Also [sc. attested is] xi/maira ["nanny-goat"], the female goat.[2]
But xei/marros ["winter-flowing"] [means] a river which flows [r(e/wn] in winter [xeimw=ni].[3]
Greek Original:
*xi/maros: o( tra/gos. kai\ *xi/maira, h( ai)/c. *xei/marros de\ o( e)n tw=| xeimw=ni r(e/wn potamo/s.
Notes:
Similar entries appear in other lexica; cf. Etymologicum Magnum 811.50.
[1] This portion of the entry = Lexicum Ambrosianum 237 (according to Adler); see also Hesychius, and the scholia to Theocritus, Idyll 1.5 (web address 1), where the headword appears.
[2] This portion of the entry is taken from the A scholia to Homer, Iliad 6.181 (where the word appears as part of a description of the mythical monster *xi/maira: web address 2). See also Lexicum Ambrosianum 248.
[3] See also chi 229.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; geography; mythology; poetry; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 March 2008@00:11:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 March 2008@07:50:20.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2013@08:18:03.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 20 December 2013@00:09:24.

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