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Headword: Antiphthongon
Adler number: alpha,2742
Translated headword: answering in sound, echoing
Vetting Status: high
"Early the jay calling out in answer to shepherds and woodcutters and fishermen."[2]
Greek Original:
Antiphthongon: homoion. hê paros antiphthongon apoklanxasa nomeusi pollaki kai drutomois, kissa, kai ichthubolois.
The headword is perhaps (though not necessarily) extracted from the quotation given.
[1] i.e. also with the dative (like alpha 2741), or making a similar sound.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.191.1-2 (Archias), epitaph for a jay; cf. Gow and Page (412-413); cf. alpha 271, alpha 2757, and kappa 1422. The LSJ (web address 1) identifies the ki/ssa (Attic: ki/tta) as the Eurasian jay, Garrulus glandarius; cf. Peterson, et al. (214-215).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
R. Peterson, G. Montfort, and P. Hollom, A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe, (New York, 1993)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 November 2000@03:12:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 15 August 2002@05:53:39.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 19 March 2012@06:27:24.
David Whitehead on 25 July 2015@11:19:34.
Ronald Allen (tweaked translation, expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added link) on 6 November 2018@22:21:31.
Ronald Allen (further expanded n.2, added bibliography item) on 7 November 2018@00:13:41.


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