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Headword: Ῥίν
Adler number: rho,168
Translated headword: nose, snout
Vetting Status: high
[genitive] ῥινός .[1] Also [sc. attested is the nominative plural] ῥῖνες , [meaning] nostrils; and out of the same [word comes the participle] ῥινηλατούμενος ["being nosed-out"],[2] [meaning] being chased. From a metaphor of hunting dogs.
Greek Original:
Ῥίν, ῥινός. καὶ Ῥῖνες, οἱ μυκτῆρες: καὶ ἐξ αὐτοῦ Ῥινηλατούμενος, ἐλαυνόμενος. ἀπὸ μεταφορᾶς τῶν ἰχνευτῶν κυνῶν.
[1] The headword itself, ῥίν , is a late form of ῥίς : see LSJ s.v.
[2] Attested only here (but for the verb cf. rho 170).
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 21 March 2002@20:44:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 10 April 2002@10:58:45.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:51:20.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 August 2011@08:51:02.
David Whitehead on 24 August 2011@08:53:48.


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