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Headword: *gamyou/s
Adler number: gamma,55
Translated headword: curved
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to] bending and sloping clouds, or those which are like the appearances of birds. For they used to call birds 'curved'. Aristophanes in Clouds [sc. uses the term].[1]
Greek Original:
*gamyou/s: ta\s kamptou/sas kai\ plagi/ous nefe/las, h)\ ta\s o)rni/qwn o)/yesin ei)kasme/nas. gamyou\s ga\r e)ka/loun ta\s o)/rniqas. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais.
Accusative plural of this adjective, presumably extracted from Aristophanes: see below.
cf. generally gamma 52, gamma 53, gamma 54.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 337, where the phrase gamyou/s t' oi)wnou\s a)eronhxei=s appears.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 June 2002@21:06:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 18 June 2002@03:09:40.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 15 June 2011@06:55:17.
David Whitehead on 24 August 2015@07:17:03.


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