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Headword: Πρόβατα
Adler number: pi,2330
Translated headword: flocks, herds
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] all the quadrupeds.
Greek Original:
Πρόβατα: πάντα τὰ τετράποδα.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius pi1184 Theodoridis), and in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 14.124, where this neuter plural occurs (web address 1). The scholiast suggests that Tydeus' livestock may have included other animals than sheep (most commonly designated by πρόβατα ).
cf. generally pi 2329, pi 2331, pi 2332, pi 2333.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 March 2010@08:25:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 24 April 2010@23:08:00.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added link, raised status) on 25 April 2010@01:36:16.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 16 May 2011@08:54:18.
David Whitehead on 14 October 2013@06:52:23.


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