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Headword: Χηλή
Adler number: chi,276
Translated headword: hoof
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[χηκή means the same as] ὁπλή ;[1] a nail of an ox and of a sheep and of a goat.[2] The mouths of sea creatures are also called the "crabs' claws [χηλαὶ ]."[3] And [sc. also called "hooves" are] the headlands of harbors.[4]
Greek Original:
Χηλή: ὁπλή: ὄνυξ βοὸς καὶ προβάτου καὶ αἰγός. λέγεται δὲ καὶ τὰ τῶν θαλαττίων στόματα χηλαὶ καρκίνων. καὶ τῶν λιμένων αἱ ἐξοχαί.
Notes:
[1] The headword (χηλή ) and the first gloss (ὁπλή ) both mean "hoof", although the headword has a wider range of meaning.
[2] This portion of the entry = Lexicum Ambrosianum 221 (according to Adler), ps.-Herodian 227, Etymologicum Genuinum, Etymologicum Magnum 811.13
[3] See also Hesychius and ps.-Herodian 150.
[4] cf. chi 275, chi 277.
Keywords: definition; geography; imagery; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 March 2008@17:41:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 29 March 2008@21:05:09.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 30 March 2008@05:46:04.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2013@06:44:41.

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