The Homeric dictionaries carry entries for the word, μάξεινος -but, strangely, none give its definition.
Any ideas as to the definition of μάξεινος?
the ancient Greek term μάξεινος (masculine noun , 2nd declension) that we read in Athenaeus, Δειπνοσοφισταί (i.e.“the Banquet of the Learned”), 315 f , is a very rare word that indicated a sea-fish such as a “cod “(Scientific name:” Gadus morhua”, Linnaeus, 1758).
Its synonyms were γαλλερίας (nominative,masculine noun, 2nd declension) and ὀνίσκος (nominative,masculine noun, 2nd declension), as we read just in Athenaeus Deipnosophists, 315 f: διαφέρει δ᾽ ὄνος ὀνίσκου, ὥς φησι Δωρίων ἐν τῷ περὶ ἰχθύων γράφων οὕτως : ‘ ὄνος, ὃν καλοῦσί τινες γάδον:γαλλερίας, ὃν καλοῦσί τινες ὀνίσκον τε καὶ μάξεινον’).
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Athenaeus, a Greek rhetorician and grammarian, flourishing about the end of the 2nd and beginning of the 3rd century AD, wrote a long work whose matter is a literary, historical and antiquarian conversation among grammarians, lexicographers, jurists and musicians.