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Headword: *kopi/s
Adler number: kappa,2057
Translated headword: cleaver
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a knife.[1]
"He did not lead [it] to a bloody cleaver, being ashamed of the task."[2] The story [is] about an ox.
"He teased his head with a cleaver like someone not intending to live."[3]
Greek Original:
*kopi/s: h( ma/xaira. ou) foni/hn h)/gage pro\s kopi/da, ai)desqei\s e)/rgon. peri\ boo\s o( lo/gos. o( de\ pai/etai kopi/di th\n kefalh\n w(s ou) biwso/menos ei)=nai.
Notes:
[1] Similarly glossed in the scholia to Lucian (30.14 Rabe).
[2] Greek Anthology 6.228.2-3 (Adaeus the Macedonian); quoted more fully at tau 416.
[3] Tentatively attributed by Adler to either Iamblichus or Aelian; now Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 67 Habrich.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; poetry; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 March 2009@07:07:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 March 2009@16:43:53.
David Whitehead (typo) on 11 March 2009@04:21:01.
David Whitehead on 11 March 2013@08:50:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 30 December 2019@21:31:47.
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 31 December 2019@01:12:54.

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