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Headword: *mono/kerws
Adler number: mu,1228
Translated headword: one-horn, unicorn
Vetting Status: high
An animal, which from its nature had one horn.[1] Thus also those who are raised of [ = in] piety honor one godhead. David [says]: "and my horn shall be exalted like the unicorn's."[2]
Greek Original:
*mono/kerws: zw=|on, o(\ para\ th=s fu/sews e(\n ke/ras e)/laben. ou(/tw kai\ oi( th=s eu)sebei/as tro/fimoi mi/an proskunou=si qeo/thta. *dabi/d: kai\ u(ywqh/setai w(s monoke/rwtos to\ ke/ras mou.
[1] LSJ entry at web address 1: glossed as "wild ox".
[2] Psalm 91.11 LXX, with Theodoret's commentary thereon (PG 80, 1620b). For the interpretation of "horn", see kappa 1368.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; definition; ethics; imagery; medicine; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 December 2001@17:12:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 31 August 2002@10:55:02.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 28 March 2011@09:58:50.
David Whitehead on 27 May 2013@03:54:36.
David Whitehead (coding) on 18 May 2016@09:52:53.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and link) on 13 September 2020@23:10:27.


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