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Headword: *trugo/nos
Adler number: tau,1094
Translated headword: of a turtle-dove
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A sort of dove.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: 'to twang [like] a dove', in reference to those faring poorly.[2] Perhaps [sc. the word comes] from to mutter or murmur [truzein]. "So that you do not murmur at me."[3]
And another proverb: 'noisier than a turtle-dove'.[4] Since turtle-doves make sounds not only with the mouth but also with the rear limbs.[5]
Greek Original:
*trugo/nos: ei)=dos peristera=s. kai\ paroimi/a: *trugo/na ya/llein, e)pi\ tw=n fau/lws pratto/ntwn. i)/sws para\ to\ tru/zein. w(s mh/ moi tru/zhte. kai\ e(te/ra paroimi/a: *trugo/nos lali/steros. e)peidh\ ai( trugo/nes ou) mo/non tw=| sto/mati, a)lla\ kai\ toi=s o)pisqi/ois me/lesi lalou=si.
Notes:
[1] The headword is in the genitive case, evidently quoted from somewhere (possibly, though not necessarily, the second of the two proverbs cited).
[2] See already pi 2037.
[3] (Achilles in Homer, Iliad 9.311.) This paragraph of the entry is also in Photius' Lexicon (tau520), itself taken to derive from Pausanias the Atticist (tau51).
[4] Menander fr. 416 Kock, 346 Koerte, now 309 Kassel-Austin; Zenobius 6.8.
[5] cf. Aelian, On the nature of animals 12.10.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Nathan Greenberg ✝ on 20 May 2002@10:10:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 May 2002@04:14:41.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 March 2010@10:14:08.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 26 October 2011@07:11:48.
David Whitehead (augmented n.3; tweaking; raised status) on 16 January 2014@04:14:20.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 December 2014@08:01:43.
David Whitehead (codings) on 29 May 2016@07:23:59.
David Whitehead (f/n nos.) on 10 September 2016@06:48:48.

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