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Headword: Tenontas
Adler number: tau,316
Translated headword: tendons
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] necks, the stretched-out sinews.[1]
"A bull's deep sinew."[2]
"But the bull having been struck and cut through the tendons was led quietly and decently."[3]
And elsewhere: "in a frenzy [the lion] twisted his whirling mane about his neck."[4]
Greek Original:
Tenontas: trachêlous, ta diatetamena neura. taurou bathutenonta. ho de tauros plêgeis kai diakopeis tous tenontas hêsuchêi kai kosmiôs katênechthê. kai authis: ek de tenontôn enthous rhombêtên estrophalixe phobên.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon and Hesychius (tau487); references at Photius tau158 Theodoridis. See also several Homeric scholia, including those on Iliad 20.478, where the nominative plural te/nontes occurs. The lexicographers' accusative plural te/nontas must be quoted from somewhere else; probably Odyssey 3.449.
[2] A faulty excerpt from Greek Anthology 6.256.1; it should read tau/rou baqu\n te/nonta (here translated).
[3] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable, though Favuzzi marshals arguments to show that both this and a quotation given under pi 2764 (q.v.) concern Theseus, and may stem from Nicolaus of Damascus.
[4] Greek Anthology 6.218.7-8 (Alcaeus), the dedication of a eunuch priest of Cybele (Kybele, a Phrygian goddess, cf. kappa 2586) who escaped from a lion by beating his timbrels; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (9) and vol. II (24-26) and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 388, gamma 158, theta 526, pi 952, pi 2954, and omega 89.
References:
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 December 2013@22:51:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; x-ref; tweaking) on 16 December 2013@03:11:16.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 17 December 2013@01:02:24.
David Whitehead (tweaked a note) on 17 December 2013@03:07:54.
Catharine Roth (another tweak) on 17 December 2013@12:38:21.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2014@04:07:44.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3; more keywords) on 12 March 2014@06:03:10.
Catharine Roth on 12 March 2014@10:14:30.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 July 2014@23:12:26.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.4, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 15 December 2018@14:08:51.

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