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Headword: *meletw/menoi
Adler number: mu,479
Translated headword: studying
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] being taught, learning thoroughly. "Just like young eagles fly with gentle wing next to those who begat them, studying flight under them, and after they can lift themselves up, they fly above their parents, especially when they feel their parents are greedy and fly towards the earth because of the smell of meat."[1]
Greek Original:
*meletw/menoi: didasko/menoi, e)kmanqa/nontes. w(/sper ne/oi tw=n a)etw=n a(palw=| me\n tw=| pterw=| parape/tontai toi=s geiname/nois au)tou\s meletw/menoi u(p' au)tw=n th\n pth=sin, e)peida\n de\ ai)/resqai du/nwntai, u(perpe/tontai tou\s gone/as, a)/llws te ka)\n li/xnous ai)/sqwntai kai\ kni/shs e(/neka pro\s th=| gh=| petome/nous.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is present middle/passive participle (masculine nominative plural) of the verb meleta/w.
[1] Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana 1.7; cf. epsilon 3605.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; imagery; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 10 May 2009@07:51:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (introductory note; x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 May 2009@10:45:18.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@04:02:40.


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