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Headword: Φρῦνος
Adler number: phi,768
Translated headword: toad
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the unformed frog.[1]
And [there is] an epigram:[2] "avoid the asp, the toad, the serpent and Laodikeans; also the rabid dog and -- I repeat -- Laodikeans".
Greek Original:
Φρῦνος: ὁ ἀδιάπλαστος βάτραχος. καὶ ἐπίγραμμα: ἀσπίδα, φρῦνον, ὄφιν καὶ Λαδικέας περίφευγε καὶ κύνα λυσσητῆρα, καὶ πάλιν Λαδικέας.
Notes:
cf. phi 760.
[1] An odd idea to modern eyes, but cf. other lexica (and the scholia to Nicander).
[2] See already lambda 54 (and lambda 854).
Keywords: definition; geography; poetry; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 June 2006@05:44:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 6 June 2006@11:14:41.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 7 June 2006@03:35:18.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 29 April 2011@06:55:39.
David Whitehead on 18 December 2013@06:57:46.

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