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Headword: Sphêx
Adler number: sigma,1741
Translated headword: wasp
Vetting Status: high
[Genitive] sfhko/s:[1] a kind of bee.[2]
But [the Sphinx is] *sfi/gc, [genitive] *sfiggo/s.[3]
Greek Original:
Sphêx, sphêkos: eidos melissôn. Sphinx de, Sphingos.
[1] Genitive lacking, Adler reports, in mss AFV.
[2] (In the Greek, 'bees'.) For bees see mu 511, mu 512, mu 514, mu 518.
[5] For the Sphinx cf. pi 3083, sigma 636, sigma 1746, sigma 1747, omicroniota 34.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 June 2003@19:42:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 2 June 2003@03:09:50.
David Whitehead (augmented x-refs) on 2 June 2003@06:07:25.
David Whitehead on 23 August 2011@07:49:33.
David Whitehead (another note) on 10 June 2014@05:06:31.


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