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Headword: *ki/tta
Adler number: kappa,1683
Translated headword: jay
Vetting Status: high
[Kitta in Attic dialect is the same as] kissa.[1]
Those of the birds whose tongues and jaws are arranged in a way similar to those of humans are able to imitate conversation; the jays and parrots and suchlike, for instance.[2]
Greek Original:
*ki/tta: h( ki/ssa. o(/ti tw=n pthnw=n o(/sa paraplhsi/an e)/xei th\n glw=ttan kai\ th\n tw=n genu/wn dia/qesin tai=s tw=n a)nqrw/pwn, du/natai mimei=sqai dia/lekton, oi(=on ki/ttai kai\ yittakoi\ kai\ ta\ o(/moia.
Garrulus glandarius; cf. under kappa 1688:
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[2] From gamma 302.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 July 2006@17:40:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref and keyword) on 23 July 2006@06:50:55.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 25 February 2013@10:17:27.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2016@08:14:45.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 16 May 2016@00:44:44.


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