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Headword: *purilampi/s
Adler number: pi,3218
Translated headword: glow-worm
Vetting Status: high
A tiny creature, which glows in the darkness; but some call it a lampyris.[1]
Greek Original:
*purilampi/s: pthno/n ti mikro/n, o(\ e)n tw=| sko/tei la/mpei, kalei=tai de\ u(p' e)ni/wn lampuri/s.
= Photius pi1560 Theodoridis; cf. pi1561, and Hesychius pi1449.
[1] Other variants are pyrolampis and (as under omicron 500) pygolampis, the latter apparently the most authentic (see LSJ s.v.). Lampyris noctiluca, in any event.
Keywords: daily life; definition; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 March 2008@11:34:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 24 March 2008@14:09:23.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 25 March 2008@04:10:41.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2013@05:49:34.


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