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Headword: *knhki/as
Adler number: kappa,1863
Translated headword: tawny one
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the wolf.[1]
Babrius in the Fables [writes]: "But [the donkey,] released from pains and all discomfort, kicked the tawny one in the mouth and escaped."[2] That is, the wolf.
Greek Original:
*knhki/as: o( lu/kos. *ba/brios e)n toi=s muqikoi=s: o( d' e)kluqei\s po/nwn te ka)ni/hs pa/shs, to\n knhki/an xa/skwnta lakti/sas feu/gei. toute/sti to\n lu/kon.
[1] See LSJ entry at web address 1. The headword knhki/as is attested only in Babrius (next note), but cf. Pausanias 6.10.7 for its Doric-dialect counterpart Knakias (one of a victorious chariot-team of horses commemorated in a statue that P. saw at Olympia).
[2] Babrius 122.11-12; cf. Babrius 113.2 knhko\n . . . lu/kon.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: art history; athletics; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 January 2001@22:54:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 30 August 2001@05:45:11.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 April 2009@08:02:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 5 March 2013@05:59:44.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 2 September 2013@21:35:02.


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