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Headword: *couqo/n
Adler number: xi,81
Translated headword: vibrant; tawny
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] light, dry, silvery, blond, beautiful, dense, sharp, swift; but some [take it as] mottled, attractive, translucent.[1]
"Just like a tawny gryphon shaking its crests."[2]
Greek Original:
*couqo/n: lepto/n, kapuro/n, a)rgurou=n, canqo/n, kalo/n, pukno/n, o)cu/, taxu/: oi( de\ poiki/lon, eu)eide/s, diauge/s. w(/sper couqo\s i(ppalektruw\n tou\s lo/fous sei/wn.
[1] Adjective of uncertain meaning (see already xi 79, xi 80), here in the neuter nominative/accusative singular, evidently quoted from somewhere; same glossing elsewhere (references at Photius xi37 Theodoridis).
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 1177-1178 (text at web address 1), on an ostentatious but cowardly taxiarch. On the 'gryphon' -- literally, horse-cockerel -- cf. iota 516.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 18 February 2000@08:25:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link) on 3 June 2002@15:54:13.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 3 June 2002@17:21:41.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 June 2002@03:20:24.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics; raised status) on 16 December 2007@07:52:49.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 19 June 2013@04:32:07.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 15 July 2013@00:16:37.


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