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Headword: *kighlo/s
Adler number: kappa,1579
Translated headword: kigelos
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a beggar. From a certain sea-bird so called. It is a weak animal, so that it does not even make its own dwelling-place, but gives birth in those of others. And it moves the feathers of its tail.
Greek Original:
*kighlo/s: o( ptwxo/s. a)po\ o)rne/ou tino\s qalassi/ou ou(/tw kaloume/nou. e)/sti de\ zw=|on a)sqene/s, w(/ste mhde\ i)di/an kalia\n poiei=n, e)n tai=s e(te/rwn de\ ti/ktein. kinei= de\ kai\ ta\ ou)rai=a ptera/.
cf. Aelian, History of animals 12.9 (about the ki/gklos; cf. kappa 1585, and see also kappa 1580). The headword, attested only here, could have originated as a misreading of ki/gklos. Aelian says that country people's proverbs call beggars ki/gkloi.
Keywords: daily life; definition; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 November 2008@21:50:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; another x-ref; more keywords; tweaks) on 20 November 2008@03:23:29.
David Whitehead on 24 February 2013@05:21:26.


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