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Headword: Λίς
Adler number: lambda,598
Translated headword: lion
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[λίς means the same as] λέων .[1]
[There is] a fable: "a raw-devouring lion became a sharer in life with a donkey."[2]
Greek Original:
Λίς: ὁ λέων. μῦθος: ἐς βίοτον κοινὸς ὄνῳ γένετ' ὠμοβόρος λίς.
Notes:
[1] Epic/poetic noun, with the same or similar glossing in other lexica and in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 17.109, where the word occurs in a simile (web address 1). Chantraine says that the word may have been borrowed independently into Greek and into Semitic.
[2] See Crusius' edition of Babrius, p. 216 fr. 5.
Reference:
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque ed. 2 (Paris 2009) p. 617
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 June 2009@19:49:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 14 June 2009@04:29:58.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added bibliography) on 20 June 2009@16:33:55.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 1 September 2010@23:10:04.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 21 April 2013@05:49:02.

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