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Headword: Λιβυκὸν θηρίον
Adler number: lambda,494
Translated headword: Libyan beast
Vetting Status: high
i.e. a degenerated one. For they say that Libya[1] has many beasts but is waterless, and when all kinds [of animals] come together at a single drinking-place the result is that they copulate with each other and produce creatures that are degenerated and hybrid.
Greek Original:
Λιβυκὸν θηρίον: οἷον ἐξηλλαγμένον. φασὶ γὰρ τὴν Λιβύην θηρία μὲν πολλὰ ἔχουσαν, ἄνυδρον δὲ οὖσαν, συνερχομένων δὲ παντοδαπῶν εἰς ἕνα πότον, εἶτα ἀλλήλοις ἐπιβαινόντων, ἐξηλλαγμένα καὶ σύμμικτα ἀποτελεῖν ζῷα.
The headword phrase was (or became) proverbial: cf. Apostolius 10.75.
[1] See generally lambda 493.
Keywords: aetiology; daily life; definition; food; gender and sexuality; geography; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 September 2001@04:29:36.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Set status) on 17 November 2003@16:40:04.
David Whitehead (augmemnted note and keywords) on 18 November 2003@03:03:40.
David Whitehead on 18 April 2013@07:28:55.


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