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Headword: Μῆλα
Adler number: mu,916
Translated headword: sheep
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[A term applicable to] all four-footed animals.[1] Whence also every hide is called μηλωτή ["sheepskin"].[2]
Greek Original:
Μῆλα: πάντα τὰ τετράποδα. ὅθεν καὶ πᾶσα βύρσα μηλωτὴ καλεῖται.
Notes:
Neuter plural. Same entry in other lexica (see the references at Photius mu387 Theodoridis), and see also Aristonicus in scholia A on Homer, Iliad 10.485.
[1] cf. mu 934.
[2] cf. mu 941.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 July 2009@22:09:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; another keyword) on 9 July 2009@03:12:39.
David Whitehead on 21 May 2013@06:41:32.

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