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Headword: Λυκηθμός
Adler number: lambda,804
Translated headword: wolf-howl
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the cry of wolves.
"For the wolf-howl became audible to them, and they leapt up in their turmoil".[1]
"And so the Avars attacked en masse, employing their customary wolf-howl. Such a cry [was] dear to them".[2]
Greek Original:
Λυκηθμός: ἡ τῶν λύκων βοή. ἐξάκουστος γὰρ αὐτοῖς ἐγένετο ὁ λυκηθμός, καὶ τῷ ταράχῳ ἀνεπήδησαν. καὶ οὖν οἱ Ἄβαροι ἐσβάλλουσιν ἀθρόως, χρησάμενοι τῷ συνήθει λυκηθμῷ. φίλη δὲ αὐτοῖς ἡ τοιάδε ὠρυγή.
[1] Tentatively attributed by Adler to either Aelian or Iamblichus; now Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr.120 Habrich.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (For the Avars see generally under alpha 18.)
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 July 2005@10:10:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 13 July 2005@11:52:58.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; x-ref) on 14 July 2005@02:45:35.
David Whitehead on 14 July 2005@02:45:58.
David Whitehead on 23 April 2013@06:45:03.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2016@05:09:25.


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