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Headword: *kwlw/ths
Adler number: kappa,2245
Translated headword: gecko
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a spotted lizard.[1]
Babrius [writes]: "a gecko found the web of a clever spider, cut it off the wall and put on a light cloak."[2]
Also [sc. attested is upper-case] Kolotes, [an epithet of] Dionysos.[3]
Greek Original:
*kwlw/ths: a)skalabw/ths. *ba/brios: sofh=s a)ra/xnhs i(sto\n eu(=re kwlw/ths kai\ lepto\n e)ne/du fa=ros e)ktemw\n toi/xou. kai\ *kwlw/ths, o( *dio/nusos.
[1] See Aristotle, History of Animals 609b19. LSJ entry at web address 1 below.
[2] Babrius 139 Rutherford (204 Crusius).
[3] Attested as such here only.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; definition; imagery; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 January 2001@01:11:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (minor cosmetics) on 4 September 2001@07:05:14.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 February 2009@16:40:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 February 2009@02:57:45.
David Whitehead on 15 March 2013@05:31:35.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 11 September 2013@23:57:40.
Catharine Roth (translated title) on 29 November 2014@23:22:49.


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