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Headword: Κνημοί
Adler number: kappa,1867
Translated headword: shoulders
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] protruding parts of mountains.
"When [...] it over shoulders and bushy ravines".[1]
Greek Original:
Κνημοί: ἐξοχαὶ τῶν ὀρῶν. ὁππότε μιν κνημούς τε κατὰ λασίους τε χαράδρας.
The headword, here (as usual: see LSJ) in the plural, is related to κνημίς "shin" (kappa 1865), since the shin is above the foot of the mountain.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.255.3: "when, searching for it [the bull] over shoulders and bushy ravines, he [Saon of Ambracia] blocked it off on the banks, as it was cooling its hooves and flanks"; more fully at chi 86.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 16 December 2008@10:04:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 16 December 2008@21:31:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note at NN's request) on 17 December 2008@00:37:37.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 December 2008@03:31:12.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 5 March 2013@06:15:36.


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