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Headword: *ka/tths
Adler number: kappa,1062
Translated headword: cat
Vetting Status: high
[*ka/tths], [genitive] ka/ttou. [Meaning] the domestic cat [ailouros].
Greek Original:
*ka/tths, ka/ttou: o( katoiki/dios ai)/louros.
For ai)/louros see alphaiota 185, sigma 911.
As regards the present entry, both katta (feminine: LSJ entry at web address 1) and kattos (masculine) are attested. (Evagrius Scholasticus (C6 CE) implies that this was the commonly used word, and ailouros the learned word (PG 86.2880B); see Lampe s.v.) Thus one might have supposed the present entry's ka/tths, ka/ttou to be two genitives, feminine and masculine, but in fact ka/tths is also attested as a nominative: see George the Monk, Chronicon 253.9 (ku/wn kai\ ka/tths "dog and cat"), and under omicroniota 64.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 November 2000@01:51:21.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics; raised status.) on 7 November 2000@09:16:03.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 July 2004@07:43:31.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 22 September 2008@01:10:45.
David Whitehead (modified and expanded note; other tweaking) on 11 February 2013@04:11:46.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 18 February 2013@00:42:40.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 30 April 2016@06:05:03.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 28 June 2016@16:01:42.


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