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Headword: Ἴξαλος
Adler number: iota,387
Translated headword: jumping
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who/which is] springing.[1]
In the Epigrams: "Charicles dedicated this jumping woodland shaggy tawny bearded goat to Pan the swift-springing wood-walking rock-loving [god]."[2]
And elsewhere: "formerly I wreathed the twin of the field-dwelling hairy leaping goat with green petals [...]."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἴξαλος: πηδητικός. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ἴξαλον εὐσκάρθμῳ, λόχμιον ὑλοβάτᾳ, Πανὶ φιλοσκοπέλῳ λάσιον παρὰ πρῶνα Χαρικλῆς κνακὸν ὑπηνήταν τόνδ' ἀνέθηκε τράγον. καὶ αὖθις: πρόσθε μὲν ἀγραύλοιο διατριχὸς ἰξάλου αἰγὸς δοῖον ἐπὶ χώροις ἐστεφόμην πετάλοις.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, and cf. a scholion on Homer, Iliad 4.105 (where the headword's genitive case describes a goat).
[2] Greek Anthology 6.32.2-4 (Agathias Scholasticus); cf. kappa 1850, lambda 717, pi 201, pi 2954.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.113.1-2 (Simias the Grammarian), which has χλωροῖς "green", as translated here, not the Suda's garbled χώροις .
Keywords: botany; definition; epic; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 May 2006@01:31:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note numbers, x-refs, more keywords) on 8 May 2006@03:24:05.
David Whitehead on 11 January 2013@09:13:34.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.3) on 1 April 2014@09:17:22.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 20 January 2019@02:12:53.


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