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Headword: Μηκάδες
Adler number: mu,901
Translated headword: bleaters
Vetting Status: high
A descriptive term for goats. From the peculiarity of their sound.
Greek Original:
Μηκάδες: ἐπιθετικῶς αἱ αἶγες. ἀπὸ τοῦ ἰδιώματος τῆς φωνῆς.
= Synagoge mu189, Photius mu383 Theodoridis; cf. Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon 112.16, Hesychius mu1170, and the scholia to Homer, Iliad 23.31 (web address 1), where this nominative plural accompanies the term 'goats'.
cf. generically beta 336.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; medicine; poetry; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 April 2008@05:58:18.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (augmented note, added link and keywords, raised status) on 7 April 2008@08:52:38.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 7 April 2008@09:13:06.
David Whitehead on 21 May 2013@06:26:08.
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