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Headword: *gla/nis
Adler number: gamma,278
Translated headword: catfish
Vetting Status: high
A kind of fish.[1]
Also [sc. as a proper name] a soothsayer, brother of Bakis.[2]
Greek Original:
*gla/nis: ei)=dos i)xqu/os. kai\ xrhsmolo/gos, *ba/kidos a)delfo/s.
[1] Silurus, esp. Parasilurus Aristotelis. See e.g. Pausanias 4.34.2 (web address 1).
[2] For Bakis see generally beta 47. For Glanis see Aristophanes, Knights 1004ff (web address 2), with J. Fontenrose, The Delphic Oracle (Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1978) 159 and 170.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 August 2001@06:03:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 2 September 2002@10:04:49.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; added links; cosmetics) on 29 September 2003@10:42:46.
David Whitehead on 7 June 2012@09:22:09.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 9 September 2012@18:37:57.


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