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Headword: Γνώμονα
Adler number: gamma,347
Translated headword: indicator
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Indicator] is what they used to call the tooth shed from the donkey, by which they used to figure their ages. They also used to call the same thing κατηρτυκότα ["finished"].
Greek Original:
Γνώμονα ἔλεγον τὸν βαλλόμενον ὀδόντα τῷ ὄνῳ, δι' οὗ τὰς ἡλικίας ἐξήταζον. τὸν δὲ αὐτὸν καὶ κατηρτυκότα ἔλεγον.
Notes:
Accusative case of this noun; from the scholia to Plato, Laws 834C.
cf. alpha 59, kappa 1061.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 15 July 2002@11:17:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 July 2002@12:14:34.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 24 August 2010@12:30:42.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 24 August 2010@13:57:03.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 10 June 2012@05:13:58.

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