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Headword: Κάμηλος
Adler number: kappa,282
Translated headword: camel
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the animal [of that name].[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "how, being a Mede, did he fly here without a camel?" For the Medes came into Greece by camel.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the term] kamelites, an ox so called.[3]
But a kamilos [is] a thick rope.[4]
Greek Original:
Κάμηλος: τὸ ζῷον. Ἀριστοφάνης: πῶς ἄνευ καμήλου Μῆδος ὢν ἐσέπτατο; ἐπεὶ διὰ καμήλων ἦλθον οἱ Μῆδοι ἐς τὴν Ἑλλάδα. καὶ Καμηλίτης βοῦς οὕτω καλούμενος. Κάμιλος δὲ τὸ παχὺ σχοινίον.
cf. Theophylact of Ochrid's Notes (PG 123.356d) on Matthew 19.24 ('it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle etc.').
[1] Either the Bactrian camel or the dromedary: LSJ entry at web address 1; cf. sigma 700.
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 278 (web address 2), and scholion. On the Medes (Persians) and their camels in Xerxes' invasion see Herodotus 7.83-87.
[3] Perhaps a (sc. African/Asian) buffalo: see LSJ entry at web address 3.
[4] Perhaps coined to explain Matthew 19.24 (above): see LSJ entry at web address 4.
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Keywords: Christianity; comedy; definition; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 February 2001@10:51:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 31 August 2002@10:04:55.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 March 2008@10:54:41.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 25 January 2013@07:56:58.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links, coding) on 26 January 2013@20:56:15.


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