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Headword: Ἐλαφηβόλος
Adler number: epsilon,755
Translated headword: deer-shooting
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[An adjective applicable to] the huntsman.[1] [So called] by a misuse of language.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐλαφηβόλος: ὁ κυνηγός. καταχρηστικῶς.
Notes:
[1] Same or similar entry in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon.
[2] This additional comment, found only here in the Suda, is baffling, given that the primary gloss is unexceptionable: see Homer, Iliad 18.319.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; zoology
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 4 December 2001@19:51:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation) on 5 December 2001@04:30:27.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 17 June 2002@07:33:58.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 12 August 2012@05:50:41.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 April 2015@23:51:46.
David Whitehead on 14 December 2015@10:31:27.

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