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Headword: *tro/xilos
Adler number: tau,1071
Translated headword: plover
Vetting Status: high
Name of the attendant of Epops [the Hoopoe].[1] [It comes] from the [verb] tre/xw ["I run"]; but there is also a bird [called a] tro/xilos and it is said to be (?)sharp-eyed. But some people think it right to accentuate the middle [vowel].
Greek Original:
*tro/xilos: o)/noma tou= u(phre/tou *)/epopos. para\ to\ tre/xw: e)/sti de\ kai\ o)/rneon tro/xilos kai\ le/getai ei)=nai drimu/. a)ciou=si de/ tines th\n me/shn o)cu/nein.
[1] In Aristophanes, Birds 79 (web address 1). This entry draws on the scholia there. For Epops see epsilon 2825.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 November 2001@07:57:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, status) on 14 November 2004@00:39:35.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 14 November 2004@05:56:34.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2014@03:53:13.


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