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Headword: *libuko\n o)/rneon
Adler number: lambda,495
Translated headword: Libyan bird
Vetting Status: high
Meaning a big one. There being in Libya[1] many strange birds.
Greek Original:
*libuko\n o)/rneon: a)nti\ tou= me/ga. w(s e)n *libu/h| pollw=n o)rni/qwn kai\ e)ktrape/lwn o)/ntwn.
The headword phrase occurs in Aristophanes, Birds 65 (web address 1). Where a definite species is envisaged, the "Libyan bird" is an ostrich (lambda 497), but here something fantastical is meant.
[1] See generally lambda 493.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; geography; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 September 2001@04:41:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 9 September 2001@18:09:56.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 April 2013@07:31:17.


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