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Headword: *fa/lagc
Adler number: phi,33
Translated headword: venomous spider
Vetting Status: high
In the feminine, a spider. Plato in Hellas [writes]: "the laws seem to us to be like these thin spider-webs, which the spider weaves on the walls."[1]
Greek Original:
*fa/lagc: qhlukw=s, o( a)ra/xnhs. *pla/twn *(ella/di: e)oi/kasin h(mi=n oi( no/moi tou/toisi toi=si leptoi=s a)raxni/ois, a(\ toi=si toi/xoisin h( fa/lagc u(fai/nei.
Likewise in Photius (phi36 Theodoridis), from Aelius Dionysius (phi1).
cf. phi 34.
[1] Plato Comicus fr. 22 Kock (21 K.-A.).
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; law; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 December 2010@19:08:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 13 December 2010@03:09:06.
David Whitehead on 3 December 2013@09:25:01.


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