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Headword: *)ela/feion
Adler number: epsilon,754
Translated headword: hind's
Vetting Status: high
[An adjective applicable to] the hind's horn and flesh.[1]
Also [sc. attested] is the phrase 'hind man', in reference to a coward. Out of a metaphor of the animal; for the hind [is] cowardly.[2]
Greek Original:
*)ela/feion: to\ th=s e)la/fou ke/ras kai\ kre/as. kai\ *)ela/feios a)nh/r, e)pi\ tou= deilou=. e)k metafora=s tou= zw/|ou: deilo\n ga\r h( e)/lafos.
[1] (Here in the neuter, as both of these nouns are.) Hind's 'horn' is note by ps.-Herodian; and for hind's 'flesh' see e.g. Geoponica 5.38.2, 13.8.1.
[2] Zenobius 3.66 (= Etymologicum Magnum 326.10). See generally Tosi (cited under alpha 378) nos.858 and 1734.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 4 December 2001@19:50:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 3 July 2002@08:21:23.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:16:26.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 12 August 2012@05:46:40.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2012@09:25:51.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@05:21:34.
David Whitehead (another note) on 14 December 2015@09:15:08.


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