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Headword: *kekragmo/n
Adler number: kappa,1259
Translated headword: scream
Vetting Status: high
Attic-speakers [call] a shout [a scream, kekragmo/s].[1]
"By immediately hanging a pig from the tower [the Romans] escaped the danger from the elephant. For when the pig had been suspended, it emitted a certain ill-omened cry, at which the elephant reared up in distress."[2]
Greek Original:
*kekragmo/n: th\n boh\n *)attikoi/. xoi=ron au)ti/ka e)k tou= pu/rgou e)pikrema/santes to\n ki/ndunon to\n e)k tou= e)le/fantos die/fugon. kekragmo\n ga/r tina skaio\n o( xoi=ros h)rthme/nos h)fi/ei: w(=|per o( e)le/fas a)xqo/menos a)nexai/tizen.
The headword noun is in the accusative case, presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Similarly in Photius, Lexicon kappa536 Theodoridis (but without 'Attic-speakers': for that cf. Moeris).
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 8.14.37 (though he uses the form kraugmo/s). Aelian, De natura animalium 1.38, reports that the Romans used a similar defense in their war with Pyrrhus (reference supplied by Nick Nicholas).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 October 2008@00:48:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; more keywords) on 20 October 2008@03:03:48.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 3 November 2008@00:50:51.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 14 February 2013@04:31:19.
David Whitehead (coding) on 30 April 2016@09:08:12.


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