Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mythology, a fabulous animal, a symbol or attribute of Diana. See the quotation.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL. (De Blainville).] In zoology, a genus of antelopes, including such as the harnessed antelope of Africa, T. seriptus, and the boschbok of the same continent

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  • n. African antelopes: kudus; bongos; nyalas; bushbucks

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Examples

  • As such, a res a reor reris is in itself indifferent to both being (essentiae and existentiae) and non-being: to cite the most common example, a res a reor reris can be a mythical animal such as a hircocervus or tragelaphus (goat-stag).

    Hitler's Angel (A Meta Christmas Carol)

  • A first group of 18 captive-born mountain bongos (tragelaphus eurycerus) was flown from zoos in the United States to the Mount Kenya area in January 2004 to start a new breeding group whose offspring will eventually be returned to the wild.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Canathrum, as they call it, is a chair or chariot made of wood, in the shape of a griffin, or tragelaphus, on which the children and young virgins are carried in processions.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • A law which does not damn is an imagined and painted law as the chimera or tragelaphus.

    Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • It is called Bekkar-El-Wash by the Arabs. chamois -- rendered by the Septuagint Cameleopard; but, by others who rightly judge it must have been an animal more familiar to the Hebrews, it is thought to be the Kebsch (Ovis tragelaphus), rather larger than a common sheep, covered not with wool, but with reddish hair -- a Syrian sheep-goat.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The _wild goat_, or akko, mentioned in Deuteronomy, is not held sufficiently specific by naturalists, who imagine that it must be identified with another animal called by the Seventy _tragelaphus_, literally the goat-deer.

    Palestine or the Holy Land From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

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