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Headword: Ἱππομανές
Adler number: iota,570
Translated headword: hippomanes
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
This is what they call that which grows on the forehead of the foal. The mother eats it up immediately. In size this is smaller than a fig, black, flat, rounded.[1]
It is excellent for many purposes.
Greek Original:
Ἱππομανές: οὕτω λέγεται τὸ ἐπιπεφυκὸς ἐπὶ τοῦ μετώπου τοῦ πωλαρίου, ὅπερ εὐθέως ἡ μήτηρ κατέδεται: ἔστι δὲ τοῦτο τῷ μεγέθει ἔλαττον ἰσχάδος, μέλαν, πλατύ, περιφερές. ἔστι δὲ εἰς πολλὰ δόκιμον.
Notes:
"A small black fleshy substance on the forehead of a new-born foal, which, if procured before it was eaten off by the dam, was held to be a powerful φίλτρον , Aristotle History of Animals 577a9, 605a2, Theophrastus fr.175, Aelian On the nature of animals 3.17, 14.18.": LSJ s.v. A.II.2.
For a different use of this adjective, see iota 571.
[1] Aristophanes of Byzantium, Epitome of Aristotle's History of Animals, 2.578.
Keywords: definition; food; medicine; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 May 2006@21:31:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 2 June 2006@05:14:58.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2013@07:43:50.
Catharine Roth (expanded a title) on 9 February 2019@23:51:08.
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