Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for upsilon,424 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: *(uphne/mia
Adler number: upsilon,424
Translated headword: wind-eggs
Vetting Status: high
Those [sc. eggs produced] without intercourse or copulation are called wind-eggs. But it is customary to call them "windy". Plato in Theaetetus [writes]: "it happens [to be] fertile [or] windy".[1]
Greek Original:
*(uphne/mia: u(phne/mia kalei=tai ta\ di/xa sunousi/as kai\ mi/cews. su/nhqes de\ le/gein au)toi=s a)nemi/dion. *pla/twn e)n *qeaith/tw|: go/nimon a)nemi/dion tugxa/nei.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 695, where the singular of this neuter plural headword occurs.
cf. upsilon 423, upsilon 425.
[1] An approximation of Plato, Theaetetus 151E (web address 1). Copied to alpha 2258.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: John Mulhall on 7 June 2011@06:30:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 7 June 2011@06:54:31.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 7 June 2011@07:16:18.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 15 August 2013@09:51:23.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search