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Headword: Alkaia
Adler number: alpha,1271
Translated headword: tail
Vetting Status: high
"But the dragon, being very great in size, maimed the lion with his tail. The lion was in pain and roused himself to ward [him] off with his tail." The Logothete says [this] in the Life of St Marcellus.[1]
Greek Original:
Alkaia: all' ho men drakôn megethei megistos ôn tôi ouraiôi ton leonta katêikizeto. ho de leôn êlgei men kai têi alkaiai pros amunan diêgeireto. ho Logothetês phêsin en tôi tou hosiou Markellou biôi.
For alkaia "tail," especially of a lion, see LSJ s.v. (web address 1): derived probably from alke "strength, courage" (alpha 1277).
[1] Symeon Metaphrastes (a.k.a. the Logothete) PG 116.740d-741a. The quotation has been mistakenly -- "falso" (Adler) -- attributed to Aelian (fr. 197 Hercher). Domingo-Forasté omits it.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; imagery; mythology; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 May 2000@11:50:31.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added notes and keywords) on 21 June 2002@01:19:19.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 24 June 2002@03:03:44.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 30 June 2008@06:06:31.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 7 February 2012@05:44:54.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 9 February 2012@23:10:45.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 7 June 2015@00:18:08.


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