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Headword: *malako/strakoi
Adler number: mu,95
Translated headword: crustaceous, soft-shelled
Vetting Status: high
[A term for] fishes, [i.e. the kinds] which shed their coverings; such as lobsters, shrimps, crabs.[1] These alone shed their coverings.
Greek Original:
*malako/strakoi: i)xqu/es, o(/sa e)kdu/etai: oi(=on a)stakoi/, kari/des, pa/gouroi, karki/noi. tau=ta de\ mo/na e)kdu/ontai.
From the Epitome of Aristotle's History of Animals by Aristophanes of Byzantium.
[1] The Greek has two words for crabs here, pagouroi and karkinoi; the distinction between them is not clear.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 May 2008@06:55:51.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 6 May 2008@11:54:46.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another keyword) on 6 May 2008@14:28:10.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2013@05:12:36.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2015@11:28:26.


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