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Headword: Διέξοδοι
Adler number: delta,932
Translated headword: gusts, outlets
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] exhalations, secretions.
"For the gusts of wind escape unnoticed by the female bird, except when she has been impregnated." These [words] are from the Oinomaos [Author, Myth] of Sophocles.[1]
Greek Original:
Διέξοδοι: ἐκπνοαί, ἐκκρίσεις. λήθουσι γάρ τοι καὶ ἀνέμων διέξοδοι θήλειαν ὄρνιν, πλὴν ὅταν τόκῳ σπαρῇ. ἔστι δὲ ταῦτα ἐκ τοῦ Οἰνομάου Σοφοκλέους.
The headword, nominative plural, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
See also delta 933.
[1] Diogenes Laertius 4.35: Arcesilaus (alpha 3950) quotes Sophocles fr.477 Radt; cf. lambda 420. He means that '[m]en pay little heed to obvious facts except when their own interests are concerned' (A.C. Pearson).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; philosophy; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Meredith Grau on 1 July 2004@14:00:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added note and keywords, set status) on 1 July 2004@18:40:22.
David Whitehead (augmented headword, notes, keywords; cosmetics) on 2 July 2004@03:27:02.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 9 July 2012@03:45:04.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2015@03:26:40.


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