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Headword: Μαιναλία ἔλαφος
Adler number: mu,329
Translated headword: Mainalian hind
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Also [sc. attested is] "of Mainalians", [meaning] of impulsive [sc. creatures.[1] In the Epigrams: "the heads of Mainalian hinds are being offered up".[2]
Greek Original:
Μαιναλία ἔλαφος. καὶ Μαιναλίων, ὁρμητικῶν. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ἄγκεινται κεφαλαὶ Μαιναλίων ἐλάφων.
Notes:
The unglossed headword phrase, in the nominative singular, is perhaps quoted from somewhere but is more probably generated from the quotation given (where it is genitive plural).
[1] For Mt Mainalos see mu 330. The mountain was sacred to Pan, and is associated with wild animals (bears: Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica 1.168; lynxes: Callimachus, Hymn to Artemis 89), but the Suda is probably guessing in associating a particular connotation of impulsiveness with the region.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.112.2, already at alpha 4564.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 30 April 2009@07:45:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 1 May 2009@01:04:28.
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 May 2009@03:46:59.
David Whitehead (altered primary note, at the translator's request) on 1 May 2009@05:28:52.
David Whitehead on 12 May 2013@07:25:44.
David Whitehead (note tweak) on 17 May 2016@08:24:24.

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