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Headword: *(/ustric
Adler number: upsilon,692
Translated headword: hystrix
Vetting Status: high
A whip [made] out of skins with the hairs still on. "Whipping with a hystrix." Aristophanes in Frogs [sc. uses the phrase].[1]
Or hystrix ["porcupine"], a hedgehog, a terrestrial hedgehog.[2]
Greek Original:
*(/ustric: e)k de/rmatos met' au)tw=n tw=n trixw=n ma/stic. u(strixi/di mastigw=n. *)aristofa/nhs *batra/xois. h)\ *(/ustric, a)kanqo/xoiros, e)xi=nos xersai=os.
See also upsilon 693 and the note there.
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 619 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. beta 137, kappa 1804.
[2] On hedgehogs, see also epsilon 4009, chi 598.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 August 2010@10:54:26.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, cross-reference, status) on 18 August 2010@15:44:57.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 19 August 2010@03:02:16.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2013@07:39:28.


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