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Headword: *peri/ptera
Adler number: pi,1264
Translated headword: sparks
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] spark-emissions.
Greek Original:
*peri/ptera: a)pospinqhrismoi/.
Of a flame; literally 'things flying about' (neuter plural).
Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius pi746 Theodoridis), generated by the phrase peri/ptera puro/s -- the coals of jealousy as 'sparks of fire' -- in the Septuagint (Song of Solomon 8:6).
cf. pi 1265.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Patrick T. Rourke on 18 May 2003@21:52:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 19 May 2003@01:15:12.
David Whitehead (expanded note; added keyword) on 19 May 2003@03:32:38.
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