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Headword: *kerasfo/rous
Adler number: kappa,1376
Translated headword: horned
Vetting Status: high
[kerasf/orous means the same as] keratofo/rous.
Greek Original:
*kerasfo/rous: keratofo/rous.
The Suda glosses here the original compound kerasfo/ros (literally: horn-bearing), which preserves the nominative in its first component, with the more transparent keratofo/ros, using the late third declension.
The form presented here (though not in other lexica: see the references at Photius kappa590 Theodoridis) is the masculine accusative plural. It is attested four times before the Suda, and the likeliest source is Sophocles fr.89 Radt, quoted in Aelian, History of Animals 7.39: "[the deer] lifting its nose ... and the tines of its horns crept at ease".
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 1 November 2008@23:26:45.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 November 2008@05:35:08.
David Whitehead on 18 February 2013@08:02:39.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 3 August 2019@00:43:43.


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