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Headword: *)aska/lafos
Adler number: alpha,4157
Translated headword: askalaphos
Vetting Status: high
[So called] from the toughness of its surface, which is exceedingly hard.
Greek Original:
*)aska/lafos: para\ to\ a)skele\s th=s a(fh=s, o( li/an sklhro/s.
From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 13.478, where the headword occurs as a proper name. In lower case the word seems to denote a species of bird, perhaps an owl; cf. Aristotle, History of Animals 509a21, and see LSJ s.v.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 March 2002@20:04:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword) on 21 March 2002@07:01:35.
David Whitehead on 24 April 2012@07:25:48.


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