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Headword: *karxaro/dous
Adler number: kappa,442
Translated headword: jagged-toothed, saw-toothed
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A creature] having rough teeth.[1] Also [sc. attested is] karkharon, ["jagged/saw-like"], [meaning] something rough.[2]
"And with a jagged smile, he says, 'It's enough pay for your medical services to have taken your head out of a wolf's mouth safe and sound.'" In the Fables.[3]
Greek Original:
*karxaro/dous: traxei=s o)do/ntas e)/xwn. kai\ ka/rxaron, to\ traxu/. kai\ ka/rxaro/n ti meidh/sas, soi\ misqo\s a)rkei=, fhsi/, tw=n i)atreiw=n, kefalh\n lukei/ou fa/ruggos e)celei=n sw/an. e)n *muqikoi=s.
[1] See already kappa 441 for this word in neuter plural.
[2] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 10.360, where a pair of jagged-toothed dogs are mentioned.
[3] Babrius 94.6-8: a heron retrieved a bone stuck in the wolf's throat.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; medicine; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 November 2000@01:22:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 27 August 2001@11:56:13.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 10 April 2009@07:52:09.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 28 January 2013@09:15:11.


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