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Headword: *fala/ggia
Adler number: phi,37
Translated headword: tarantulas
Vetting Status: high
The tarantula is a certain kind of poisonous creature.
Greek Original:
*fala/ggia: zw=o/n ti tw=n dake/twn e)sti\ to\ fala/ggion.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., glossing Hyperides fr. 19 Jensen (and citing Xenophon, Memorabilia 1.3.12).
cf. phi 31, phi 33, phi 34.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 December 2000@03:19:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 29 May 2002@01:11:15.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 17 September 2002@09:44:39.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweak) on 7 April 2010@03:49:21.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 13 July 2011@09:41:32.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 14 July 2011@12:30:19.


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