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Headword: *pi/qhkos
Adler number: pi,1579
Translated headword: ape, monkey
Vetting Status: high
[pi/qhkos means the same as] the mimw/.[1]
Babrius [writes]: "a fox says to an ape: 'the monument which you see is for my father and grandfather'."[2]
Greek Original:
*pi/qhkos: h( mimw/. *ba/brios: kerdw\ piqh/kw| fhsi/n: h(\n o(ra=|s sth/lhn, e)moi\ patrw/|h t' e)sti\ ke)/ti pappw/|h.
[1] See link to LSJ at web address 1; cf. pi 1578, pi 1580, pi 1582. The word mimw/ (from mi=mos) occurs also in the Dream-Interpretation attributed to Achmet (10th c. AD), so perhaps it was the common name for the ape at that period.
[2] Babrius 81.1-2.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 January 2001@23:25:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 23 May 2001@05:32:41.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 2 June 2001@14:39:17.
Catharine Roth on 2 June 2001@14:41:58.
Catharine Roth (modified note) on 25 June 2001@23:35:22.
Catharine Roth (restored lost keywords) on 26 June 2001@22:37:36.
Catharine Roth on 22 October 2001@18:08:44.
David Whitehead (cosmetics; another keyword) on 10 March 2010@08:29:37.
David Whitehead on 2 October 2011@06:39:20.
David Whitehead on 3 October 2013@07:32:35.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 9 July 2014@00:11:55.


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