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Headword: Κύκνος
Adler number: kappa,2656
Translated headword: swan
Vetting Status: high
A bird that loves singing.[1]
"[Alkman], a swan singing strains worthy of the Muses."[2]
Greek Original:
Κύκνος: ὄρνεον φιλῳδόν. κύκνον τὸν Μουσῶν ἄξια μελψάμενον.
[1] cf. kappa 2655, and see generally LSJ s.v. κύκνειος .
[2] Greek Anthology 7.19.2 (Leonidas); cf. upsilon 104.
Keywords: biography; definition; imagery; meter and music; mythology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 October 2003@01:00:43.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (upped status) on 29 October 2003@16:02:04.
Catharine Roth (completed cross-reference) on 29 October 2003@17:09:47.
David Whitehead (augmented note 1) on 30 October 2003@03:14:54.
David Whitehead on 20 March 2013@07:51:10.


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