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Headword: Χθονοστιβῆ
Adler number: chi,331
Translated headword: earth-treading [things]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the ones on the earth, terrestrial ones. "[...] and unspeakable things, both heavenly and earth-treading".[1]
Greek Original:
Χθονοστιβῆ: τὰ ἐν τῇ γῇ, τὰ ἐπίγεια. ἄρρητά τ' οὐράνιά τε καὶ χθονοστιβῆ.
The headword, extracted from the quotation, is neuter plural of this rare adjective.
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 301 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. nu 550.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Gabriel Bodard on 26 August 1998@05:37:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified and completed translation; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 November 2001@05:30:02.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 30 March 2008@20:12:44.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 31 March 2008@03:07:41.
David Whitehead on 12 November 2013@04:28:54.


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