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Headword: *pterugi/zwn
Adler number: pi,3018
Translated headword: flapping, fluttering
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] flying.[1]
Aristophanes [says] about Magnes that he wrote a play [called] Birds and a Fig-flies and a Lydians.[2]
Greek Original:
*pterugi/zwn: peto/menos. *)aristofa/nhs peri\ *ma/gnhtos, o(/ti *)/orniqas e)poi/hse dra=ma kai\ *yh=nas kai\ *ludou/s.
[1] Likewise in Photius and other lexica. The headword -- present participle, masculine nominative singular, of pterugi/zw (cf. pi 3017) -- is quoted from Aristophanes, Knights 522.
[2] See already at mu 20.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 April 2010@07:28:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 16 April 2010@23:21:41.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword) on 18 April 2010@05:14:33.
David Whitehead on 30 November 2011@05:42:05.
David Whitehead on 22 October 2013@10:09:43.
David Whitehead on 25 May 2016@04:07:07.


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