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Headword: Êchetês
Adler number: eta,675
Translated headword: chirper
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the male cicada.
"But the hand of an unmarried youth flew up and killed you as you sang, chirper cicada."[1]
Greek Original:
Êchetês: ho arrên tettix. alla se gêruonta katênaren, êcheta tettix, paidos ap' êïtheou cheiri me peptamena.
[1] An approximation of Greek Anthology 7.201.3-4 (Pamphilus); the reading should be xei\r a)napeptame/na, an emendation to the Suda's problematic text suggested by R.F.P. Brunck (Alsatian scholar, 1729-1803); cf. Gow and Page (154).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: definition; gender and sexuality; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 November 2006@00:58:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 21 November 2006@03:26:21.
David Whitehead on 21 December 2012@07:25:48.
Ronald Allen (tweak n.1) on 21 January 2022@17:38:25.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography) on 22 January 2022@11:26:49.


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