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τραγ-έλα^φος , ,
A.goat-stag, a fantastic animal, represented on Eastern carpets and the like , Ar.Ra.937; “οἱ γραφῆς τραγελάφους καὶ τὰ τοιαῦτα μειγνύντες γράφουσινPl.R.488a, cf. Arist.APr.49a24, APo.92b7; “ποῦ ἐστὶ τ. σφίγξ;Id.Ph.208a30.
2. a drinking-cup, which had such a creature worked in relief on the fore-part, or was itself in this shape, Antiph. 224.4, Diph.80, Men.24, etc.; so “θρόνος . . ἔχων τραγελάφων προτομὰς ἐκτύπους, ἐξ ὧν ἤρτηντο κρίκοιD.S.18.26; as a signet, IG22.1388.62, Inscr.Délos 442 B191 (ii B. C.).
II. later, a real animal of Arabia, or on the Phasis, prob. a kind of wild goat or antelope, LXX Jb.39.1, D.S.2.51, Plin.HN8.120, etc.
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    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 937
    • Old Testament, Job, 39.1
    • Plato, Republic, 488a
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 2.51
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 18.26
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