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Headword: Μώνυχα ζῷα
Adler number: mu,1334
Translated headword: uncloven-hoofed animals, single-hoofed animals
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. Examples include] horse, ass, mule, and if there is some other, [it is also included]. It has happened for these that they do not swim and they are called pack-animals.[1][2]
Greek Original:
Μώνυχα ζῷα: ἵππος, ὄνος, ὀρεύς, καὶ εἴ τι ἄλλο. τούτοις συμβέβηκε μὴ νεῖν καὶ λοφύροις κεκλῆσθαι.
Notes:
From the epitome of Aristotle's History of Animals (cf. next note) by Aristophanes of Byzantium.
For uncloven-hoofed see mu 1335.
[1] In Aristotle, History of Animals 491a1, examples of pack-animals include the horse, ass, mule, ginnos (γίννος --offspring of mare and mule), and the Syrian wild-ass (the onager, see omicron 324).
[2] "pack-animal" (here spelled λοφύροις in the dative plural) is normally spelled λόφουρος or λοφοῦρος (see LSJ at web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 2 May 2009@10:17:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented primary note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 3 May 2009@04:32:31.
David Whitehead on 28 May 2013@05:12:08.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 15 September 2013@17:48:59.
Catharine Roth (translated title, expanded note) on 29 November 2014@23:58:29.

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