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Headword: Αἰετός
Adler number: alphaiota,97
Translated headword: eagle
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the bird [of that name].[1]
The Pisidian says [sc. of eagles]: "they have a nature not susceptible to thirst, nor again does their solidity need a dusting-place; rather, they are above thirst and cold."[2]
Greek Original:
Αἰετός: τὸ ὄρνεον. Πισίδης φησίν: οἷς οὔτε δίψης ἐστὶν ἥττων ἡ φύσις οὐδ' αὖ κονίστρας ἐνδεὴς ἡ στερρότης, ἀλλ' εἰσὶ δίψης καὶ κρύους ἀνώτεροι.
Notes:
[1] See also alphaiota 98.
[2] George of Pisidia, Heraclias 3 fr. 12; cf. kappa 2043.
Keywords: definition; food; poetry; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 22 May 2003@15:38:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 23 May 2003@03:55:56.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another x-ref; cosmetics) on 14 May 2012@03:46:21.
Catharine Roth (tweaked reference) on 26 November 2014@23:32:19.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2014@02:49:23.

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