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Headword: *puri/bia
Adler number: pi,3216
Translated headword: fire-living
Vetting Status: high
Those creatures which fall into the fire. 'For some animals multiply without intercourse, such as fire-living [creatures] and the phoenix bird and worms'.[1]
Greek Original:
*puri/bia: ta\ ei)s to\ pu=r pi/ptonta zwu/+fia. tw=n ga\r zw/|wn ta\ me\n xwri\s mi/cews gi/nontai, w(s ta\ puri/bia kai\ o( foi/nic to\ o)/rneon kai\ ai( eu)lai/.
[1] Diogenes Laertius 9.79 (Pyrrhonism), here slightly altered.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 April 2003@05:59:16.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (upped status) on 27 November 2003@09:53:47.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 24 December 2003@08:25:26.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@09:29:10.


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