hircocervus


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hircocervus

(ˌhɜːkəʊˈsɜːvəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) (in classical and medieval fable) a mythical creature that is half goat and half stag
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Foremost scholar of Thomas Aquinas and late Scholastic philosophy in general, Doyle is honored by North American and European colleagues with 13 essays pivoting on the notion of something that can be known but does not exist, symbolized by the half-goat/half-stag hircocervus.
Contrasting with that quotation from Bavli, Hullin 80a, the Greeks and the Romans respectively called a wild ruminant (apparently, a bearded antelope or deer) [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and hircocervus in that order, expressing the belief that it was a crossbreed of goat and deer, not gazelle.
Et tunc sunt ponenda aliqua entia rationis distincta universaliter contra omnia entia realia et contra omnia exsistentia in praedicamentis; et tunc talia entia rationis essent omnia ficta sicut chimaera, hircocervus, et huiusmodi.
37) For the Scholastics, the hircocervus, which itself goes back to the Greek [GREEK OMITTED]; for this last, see Plato, Republic VI, 488 A and Aristotle, Prior Analytics 1.
19) The most obvious instance of such would be furnished by a goat-stag, or in the Latin translations of Aristotle and Averroes, a hircocervus.
Et quandoque dicitur de communiori, scillicet, de omni re concepta in anima, sive ita se habeat extra animam, sive non, ut hircocervus, chimera.
81 "Itaque monstrum illud formidabile Hircocervus, nihil aliud est, quam hircus et cervus reales, quatenus substant alicui judicio affirmanti hircum de cervo"; Morawski, Totius philosophiae, d.
Sicut enim hoc objectum confusum, Animal ut sic, nihil aliud est, nisi entia vera et realia, quae extrinsece dicuntur esse quid confusum a cognitione confusa, cui substant: ita pariter et hoc objectum fictum seu falsum, Hircocervus, nihil aliud est, nisi entia realia, quae extrinsece denominantur esse quid fictum et falsum, a cognitione fingente et falsa, cui substant"; ibid.