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
- n. African antelopes: kudus; bongos; nyalas; bushbucks.
“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).”
“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.”
“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.”
“A law which does not damn is an imagined and painted law as the chimera or tragelaphus.”
“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.”
“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.”
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Inspired by a Twitter exchange between Kory Stamper and other lexicographers about mythical beings with "fabulous" in their definitions.
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