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Headword: Ἑτερόγναθος
Adler number: epsilon,3289
Translated headword: other-jawed
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] disobedient, or insatiable, and eating with both jaws.
Greek Original:
Ἑτερόγναθος: ἀπειθής, ἢ ἄπληστος, καὶ ἀμφοτέραις ταῖς γνάθοις ἐσθίων.
Notes:
Same overall glossing in Photius; 'disobedient' in Hesychius; 'insatiable etc.' in the Etymologicum Magnum and elsewhere.
In its technical sense ('having one side of the mouth harder than the other': LSJ s.v.) the headword is applied to horses by Xenophon and other writers.
Keywords: definition; ethics; food; imagery; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 January 2008@00:46:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (streamlined headword; augmented notes and keywords) on 24 January 2008@03:41:19.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 November 2012@04:29:01.
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