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Headword: *)axaii/+nh
Adler number: alpha,4681
Translated headword: doe, hind
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The female deer.
In the Epigrams: "and the dappled hide of a flayed stag."[1]
And Babrius [writes]: "coaxing the hind with such words, she [the fox] persuaded her to go twice into the same death."[2]
Greek Original:
*)axaii/+nh: h( e)/lafos. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: kai\ sku/tos a)mfido/rou stikto\n a)xaii/+new. kai\ *ba/brios: toiau=ta kwti/llousan th\n a)xaii/+nhn e)/peisen e)lqei=n di\s to\n au)to\n ei)s a(/|dhn.
Notes:
[1] Greek Anthology 6.165.2 (Phalaecus); already at alpha 1721. Here the masculine form is used (in the genitive).
[2] Babrius 95.87-8; again at kappa 2304.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 January 2001@02:01:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 4 September 2001@07:35:12.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 9 May 2012@06:34:53.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 May 2012@00:17:28.

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