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Headword: Lasiois
Adler number: lambda,137
Translated headword: shaggy
Vetting Status: high
The saying [is] about Philoctetes: "This man perhaps second to none of the first-born families, lies ill-fated [more] than all in life, alone [far] from others, with dappled or shaggy beasts."[1]
Greek Original:
Lasiois: peri Philoktêtou ho logos: houtos prôtogonôn isôs oikôn oudenos husteros, pantôn ammoros en biôi keitai, mounos ap' allôn, stiktôn ê lasiôn meta thêriôn.
The unglossed headword is the dative plural of the adjective la/sios (cf. lambda 134, lambda 136), but the passage quoted uses the genitive plural. Presumably, therefore, the headword is extracted from somewhere else. There is no equivalent entry in Photius, but note Hesychius lambda365: lasi/oisi: dase/si: 'sth/qesi lasi/ois' (a version of sth/qessin lasi/oisi in Homer, Iliad 1.189).
[1] Sophocles, Philoctetes 180-185.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; mythology; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 May 2008@21:38:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 19 May 2008@03:16:25.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 3 April 2013@06:50:39.


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