[b-hebrew] 1 Sam 5:6 ; Mice & Rats & Plague

C. Stirling Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 29 16:04:30 EDT 2004


On 4/29/04 12:05 PM, "C. Stirling Bartholomew"
<jacksonpollock at earthlink.net> wrote:

> have found no rats in Homeric/Attic/Koine

The Vulgate of 1Sam 6:1,5 has mus (muris, murum, murium) which seems to have
the same semantic range as MUS in Greek. Lewis&Short "The ancients included
under this name the rat, marten, sable ..."


greetings,
Clay Bartholomew 

Lewis&Short entry for MUS

mus , muris ( gen. plur. murum, Arn. 3, 3; usually murium, Cic. N. D. 2, 63,
157 ; Plin. 8, 27, 41, § 98; v. Neue, Formenl. 1, 286 sq.), comm.  [kindred
to Greek mus ; Sanscr. mush, the same, from mush, furari] , a mouse :non
solum inquilini ,sed etiam mures migraverunt ,Cic. Att. 14, 9, 1 :exiguus
,Verg. G. 1, 181 :rusticus ,urbanus ,Hor. S. 2, 6, 80 al. --Prov., v. mons,
I.: neque enim homines murium aut formicarum caus? frumentum condunt ,Cic.
N. D. 2, 63, 158 .--Compared with parasites: quasi mures semper edimus
alienum cibum ,Plaut. Pers. 1, 2, 6 .--The ancients included under this name
the rat, marten, sable, er [p. 1179] mine, e. g. mures domestici, agrestes,
aranei, Pontici, Libyci, marini, Plin. 8, 57, 82, § 221; 9, 19, 35, § 71;
10, 65, 85, § 185: pelles, perh. ermine , Amm. 31, 2, 5: Africani ,Plin. 30,
6, 14, § 43 : odorati ,musk - rats , Hier. Ep. 127, 3 .--As a term of abuse,
you rat :videbo te in publicum ,mus ,imo terrae tuber ,Petr. 58 .--As a term
of endearment: cum me murem dicis ,my little mouse , Mart. 11, 29, 3



 





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