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Headword: Χαλδαϊκοῖς ἐπιτηδεύμασι
Adler number: chi,12
Translated headword: Chaldean rituals
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
As Proclus[1] was puzzled by Isidore's imitations of birds and their voices and sounds sometimes during the Chaldean rituals, he himself demonstrated the way of imitation of the fluttering of other [birds including] sparrows and domestic fowl, how they make a noise with their wings as they stir themselves up to take flight.
Greek Original:
Χαλδαϊκοῖς ἐπιτηδεύμασι: διαπορουμένῳ γοῦν τῷ Πρόκλῳ περὶ τῶν Ἰσιδώρου μιμήσεων τῶν ὀρνέων καὶ τῶν φωνῶν τῶν ἀπηχημάτων ἐνίας ἐν τοῖς Χαλδαϊκοῖς ἐπιτηδεύμασιν, αὐτὸς ὑπεδείκνυε τὴν ὁδὸν τῆς μιμήσεως ἄλλων τε καὶ στρουθῶν τῶν μικρῶν τούτων καὶ κατοικιδίων τῆς πτήσεως, οἷα ψοφοῦσι ταῖς πτέρυξιν ἐγειρόμενα πρὸς τὸ πετᾶσθαι.
Notes:
Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 200 Zintzen (127 Asmus, 59F Athanassiadi). The headword phrase, extracted from this, is in the dative plural.
cf. chi 13.
[1] Proclus: pi 2473.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; philosophy; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 November 2005@00:58:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 27 November 2005@05:07:42.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2013@05:19:22.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2013@05:20:02.

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