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Headword: *pinoth/rhs
Adler number: pi,1622
Translated headword: pinna-carer, pinna-watcher
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the guard/protector of the pinna.
Greek Original:
*pinoth/rhs: o( th=s pi/nas fu/lac.
cf. Photius pi890 Theodoridis, with other references there.
On this headword see generally LSJ s.v.: 'a small crab that lives in the pinna's shell, said to give warning of approaching danger'. (For the pin(n)a, see pi 1608.) Aristotle and others mention the creature; nevertheless, the word's appearance here may be generated by the figurative use of it in Aristophanes, Wasps 1510 (of one of the sons of Carcinus; cf. kappa 396).
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; imagery; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 March 2010@06:53:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 3 March 2010@18:36:14.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetic) on 4 March 2010@02:57:58.
David Whitehead on 4 October 2013@04:51:52.


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