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Headword: *)/iktinos
Adler number: iota,284
Translated headword: kite
Vetting Status: high
A kind of bird.[1]
"For I do not think it is easy for one who is changed by old age to escape the story which they tell about the kite: which, [they say] being a bird, attempting to whinny, missed both things, boorishness and cleverness at the same time."[2]
Greek Original:
*)/iktinos: ei)=dos o)rne/ou. ou) ga\r oi)=mai r(a/|dion e)n gh/ra| metatiqeme/nw| diafugei=n to\n lego/menon u(pe\r tou= i)kti/nou mu=qon: o(\s o)/rnis w)/n, e)piqe/menos tw=| xremeti/zein a)mfoi=n a(martei=n, a)groiki/as te a(/ma kai\ decio/thtos.
[1] cf. iota 283.
[2] Julian, Misopogon 366A.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; proverbs; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 April 2006@00:26:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics; another keyword) on 10 April 2006@03:17:51.
David Whitehead on 10 January 2013@08:54:21.


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