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Headword: *tanagrai=oi a)lektori/skoi
Adler number: tau,69
Translated headword: little Tanagraian cockerels, little Tanagraean cockerels
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one which are pugnacious and irascible, like human beings.[1] Babrius [writes]: "there was a fight of little Tanagraean cockerels, which they say have a spirit like men."[2]
And [there is] a proverb: "a cock and an athlete from Tanagra: these sing nobly." See the rest under 'cock'.[3]
Greek Original:
*tanagrai=oi a)lektori/skoi: oi( maxhtai\ kai\ qumikoi/, w(s a)/nqrwpoi. *ba/brios: a)lektori/skwn h)=n ma/xh *tanagrai/wn, oi(=s fasin ei)=nai qumo\n w(/sper a)nqrw/pois. kai\ paroimi/a: a)lektruo/na kai\ a)qlhth\n *tanagrai=on. a)/|dontai de\ eu)genei=s ou(=toi. kai\ zh/tei e)n tw=| a)lektruo/na to\ lei=pon.
[1] For Tanagra, in Boeotia, see generally tau 68. For alektoriskos, diminutive of alektor, see LSJ at web address 1.
[2] Babrius 5.1-2.
[3] alpha 1117.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: athletics; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; poetry; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 December 2000@11:16:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 1 September 2002@06:57:46.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 August 2011@04:36:18.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 10 October 2013@00:16:14.
David Whitehead on 6 January 2014@09:08:45.


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