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Headword: Ταὼς εὐπήληξ
Adler number: tau,99
Translated headword: fine-crested peacock
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the Median [kind],[1] and golden-winged, and a boastful bird.
Greek Original:
Ταὼς εὐπήληξ: ὁ Μηδικός, καὶ χρυσόπτερος, καὶ ἀλαζονικὸς ὄρνις.
Notes:
"Fine-crested peacock" comes from Babrius 65.1a (see gamma 183).
[1] Peacocks are in fact native to India. See LSJ at web address 1, and compare mu 884, tau 98.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; geography; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 November 2000@20:47:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 16 August 2001@05:09:31.
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Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 6 December 2013@09:41:44.
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