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Headword: *persiko\s o)/rnis
Adler number: pi,1377
Translated headword: Persian bird
Vetting Status: high
The cockerel, [sc. so called] on account of its crest. Alternatively because all the extravagances of a king used to be called Persian. And here in Aristophanes there is nothing special about its being [called] Persian bird.[1]
On the Persian empire see under Assyrians.[2] For the enumeration of the Persian army see under Darics.[3]
Greek Original:
*persiko\s o)/rnis: o( a)le/ktwr, dia\ th\n lofi/an. h)\ o(/ti ta\ polutelh= pa/nta, oi(=s basileu\s e)xrh=to, e)kalei=to *persika/. kai\ nu=n para\ *)aristofa/nei ou)k i)di/ws o)/rnis *persiko/s. zh/tei peri\ *persw=n a)rxh=s e)n tw=| *)assu/rioi. zh/tei a)ri/qmhsin *persikou= stratou= e)n tw=| *dareikou/s.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 707 (web address 1).
[2] alpha 4289.
[3] delta 72.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; geography; history; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 February 2004@10:17:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 11 June 2004@02:25:39.
David Whitehead (modified translation) on 11 June 2004@03:28:37.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 28 September 2011@08:04:49.


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