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Headword: *koleo/pteron
Adler number: kappa,1935
Translated headword: sheath-winged, coleopteran
Vetting Status: high
A kind of small winged animal. [Named] from having the wings encased in its body as if in a sheath.[1]
[sc. This is true] of the so-called cockchafer and the dung-beetle.[2]
Greek Original:
*koleo/pteron: ei)=dos zwu+fi/ou pthnou=. para\ to\ w(s e)n koulew=| ta\ ptera\ sune/xein tw=| e)lu/trw|. th=s mhlolo/nqou legome/nou kai\ tou= kanqa/rou.
[1] See (for instance) Aristotle, History of Animals 490a14.
[2] mu 933 and kappa 310; cf. kappa 1967.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 December 2008@18:37:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked and supplemented tr; more keywords) on 31 December 2008@04:35:08.
David Whitehead on 7 March 2013@03:30:44.
Catharine Roth (added headword alternative) on 8 March 2013@21:57:48.
Catharine Roth (translated title) on 29 November 2014@23:24:54.
Catharine Roth (cross-references) on 3 October 2019@00:56:46.


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