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Headword: Ἴκτις
Adler number: iota,281
Translated headword: marten
Vetting Status: high
[ἴκτις , genitive] ἴκτιδος .[1]
A kind of animal, like the beavers. Or it is an aquatic [animal], a fish-eater.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] κτιδέα ["marten-pelt"], [meaning] the skin of a cat.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἴκτις, ἴκτιδος. εἶδος ζῴου, ὡς οἱ κάστορες. ἢ ἔνυδρόν ἐστιν, ἰχθυοφάγον. καὶ Κτιδέα, τὸ τοῦ αἰλούρου δέρμα.
[1] The yellow-breasted marten.
[2] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Acharnians 880, where the accusative plural ἰκτῖδας occurs (web address 1).
[3] cf. kappa 2525. For αἴλουρος ["cat"], see alphaiota 185.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 April 2006@00:38:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; cosmetics) on 10 April 2006@03:21:09.
Catharine Roth (shortened note 1) on 30 April 2006@01:41:47.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 10 January 2013@08:45:02.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 14 April 2013@23:42:28.


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