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Headword: *taw(=s
Adler number: tau,98
Translated headword: peacock
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to] Tereus. [sc. So called] from guarding [threi=n] Io.[1] [The last syllable] has a rough breathing and a circumflex accent.[2]
Greek Original:
*taw(=s: o( *threu/s. para\ to\ threi=n th\n *)iw/. dasu/netai de\ kai\ perispa=tai.
[1] From a scholion on Aristophanes Birds 102, where the hoopoe claims to be Tereus from Sophocles' play (web address 1). See also tau 531. For Io see iota 453.
[2] That is, it is pronounced ta-hos. Compare tau 99; see LSJ at web address 2 for reference to the Attic pronunciation, citing Trypho in Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 9.57.2.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 November 2000@20:50:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; restorative and other cosmetics) on 1 September 2002@07:08:00.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 29 April 2011@09:34:53.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 April 2011@11:15:29.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 24 November 2013@23:48:41.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2014@04:05:21.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 22 June 2022@00:46:01.


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