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Headword: *)eledw/nh
Adler number: epsilon,780
Translated headword: eledone
Vetting Status: high
A kind of octopus.
It has one sucker and is seven-footed, as Aelian says.[1]
The lambda is superfluous. But it is called eledone from consuming [edein], that is eating, itself. And Hesiod [writes]: "when a boneless one gnaws its foot."[2]
Greek Original:
*)eledw/nh: ei)=dos polu/podos. h(/tis e)/xei mi/an kotulhdo/na kai/ e)stin e(pta/pous, w(/s fhsin *ai)liano/s. e)/sti de\ to\ l perisso/n. kalei=tai de\ e)ledw/nh a)po\ tou= e(auth\n e)/dein, o(/ e)stin e)sqi/ein. kai\ *(hsi/odos: o(/t' a)no/steos o(\n po/da te/ndei.
[1] Aelian fr. 146 Domingo-Forasté (143 Hercher); and cf. more generally Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 7.318E (7.107 Kaibel), citing Aristotle and Speusippus.
[2] Hesiod, Works and Days 524; see under tau 308, and cf. tau 313.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 24 July 2003@07:17:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; supplied notes; augmented keywords) on 24 July 2003@08:31:08.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 24 July 2003@21:00:36.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 August 2012@03:33:09.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 14 August 2012@00:22:49.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 1) on 24 May 2013@00:29:43.


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