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Headword: Αἱμοβόρος
Adler number: alphaiota,203
Translated headword: bloodsucking
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] he who/that which eats blood.
Greek Original:
Αἱμοβόρος: ὁ αἷμα ἐσθίων.
Notes:
Both literal and figurative senses of this adjective are attested; for the latter see e.g. 4 Maccabees 10.17 LXX (of Antiochus).
Hesychius alpha1954 has a parallel entry but for the genitive case.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography; imagery; medicine; religion; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 2 January 2003@09:14:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 2 January 2003@11:04:02.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 15 May 2012@04:45:52.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 23 May 2012@23:39:48.
David Whitehead on 20 March 2015@03:46:39.
Catharine Roth (added a keyword) on 20 March 2015@11:02:31.
David Whitehead (coding) on 26 November 2015@03:41:02.

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