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Headword: Διέξοδοι
Adler number: delta,932
Translated headword: gusts, outlets
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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.
Notes:
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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