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Headword: *ki/nados
Adler number: kappa,1629
Translated headword: beast, monster
Vetting Status: high
A kind of beast; as [used by] Demosthenes in the [speech] On The Crown. "But this little man is by his nature a monster."[1] They claim that any beast can be called a kinados; but particularly the fox.[2] "Evil-doing like a fox."[3]
And they say that the Sicilians in particular call the fox kinadion.[4]
Greek Original:
*ki/nados: ei)=do/s ti qhri/ou: w(s kai\ *dhmosqe/nhs e)n tw=| peri\ tou= stefa/nou. tou=to de\ kai\ fu/sei ki/nado/s e)sti ta)nqrw/pion. pa=n me\n qhri/on ki/nados a)ciou=si kalei=sqai: i)di/ws de\ th\n a)lw/peka. kakou=rgos w(s a)lw/phc. i)di/ws de/ fasi *sikeliw/tas th\n a)lw/peka kina/dion kalei=n.
Glossarium Italioticum 220 Kassel-Austin has this and related material.
[1] Demosthenes 18.242, referring to Philip II (web address 1).
[2] Hence the gloss in kappa 1628.
[3] "A kind of beast... like a fox" is taken from the scholia vetera to Aristophanes, Clouds 448-9 (web address 2). The last phrase is cited as a saying: "particularly the fox. For [one is] "evil-doing", as they say, "like a fox". The saying is cited to explain the negative associations of ki/nados within cunning. It may originate in Aristotle, History of Animals 488b: "and some animals are cunning and evil-doing, like the fox, while others are high-spirited, friendly, and fawning, like the dog." But as a stereotype, it is fairly obvious, and it also occurs in Harpocration: see below.
[4] "They claim that... call the fox kinadion" is from Harpocration s.v., which like the present entry is initially generated by Demosthenes 18; note, however, that Photius corrupts Harpok.'s u(pe\r *kthsifw=ntos into kata\ *kthsifw=ntos, thereby creating a non-existent speech and a false connection with Aeschines 3.167 (web address 3). The scholiast to Aristophanes has the correct reference.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 23 November 2008@02:54:12.
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David Whitehead (keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 November 2008@04:44:01.
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David Whitehead (modified n.3; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 11 July 2011@07:22:29.
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