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Headword: *cou/qh
Adler number: xi,79
Translated headword: vibrant
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] most/very comely.[1]
"Striking a sweet tune from vibrant wings, you [cricket] will not delight me as I recline beneath the shading foliage."[2]
Greek Original:
*cou/qh: eu)morfota/th. ou)de/ me keklime/non skierh\n u(po\ fulla/da te/ryeis, couqw=n e)k pteru/gwn h(du\ kre/kousa me/los.
[1] Feminine (nominative and) vocative singular of this elusive adjective (for which see also xi 80, xi 81). From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 676, where it appears (of Prokne the Nightingale): text at web address 1.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.192.3 (Mnasalces). The first couplet quoted at lambda 509. On this epigram, addressed to a cricket that has died, see also Gow and Page (vol. I, 143) and (vol. II, 408).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; meter and music; mythology; poetry; women; zoology
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 18 February 2000@08:22:24.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords) on 3 June 2002@00:27:17.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 3 June 2002@04:21:24.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references and link) on 3 June 2002@17:28:03.
Catharine Roth on 3 June 2002@17:28:54.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics; raised status) on 16 December 2007@07:42:42.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 19 June 2013@04:27:39.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 13 July 2013@18:04:05.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@07:44:53.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, added cross-reference) on 13 December 2020@17:06:45.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography) on 7 January 2022@15:30:29.


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