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Headword: Χελιδόνιον μέλος
Adler number: chi,186
Translated headword: swallow's song
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning that] of the swallow.[1]
Her voice is not a lamentation, but a commendatory and hortatory song directed toward actions. For this reason during winter [the swallow] neither flies[2] nor cries.[3]
Greek Original:
Χελιδόνιον μέλος: τῆς χελιδόνος. ἔστι δὲ αὐτῆς ἡ φωνὴ οὐ θρῆνος, ἀλλ' ᾆσμα ἐνδοτικὸν καὶ κελευστικὸν πρὸς ἔργα. διὰ τοῦτο χειμῶνος οὔτε ἵπταται οὔτε φθέγγεται.
Notes:
cf. chi 187, chi 188.
[1] The adjective χελιδόνιος , in the headword phrase, is used in place of the genitive of χελιδών .
[2] This verbal form is first found in late writers (Moschus 3.43, Babrius 65.4.: see iota 589).
[3] Artemidorus 2.66.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; zoology
Translated by: Ezequiel Gustavo Rivas on 23 September 2006@05:34:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, note, keyword) on 24 September 2006@00:27:27.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords; raised status) on 24 September 2006@05:17:08.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 April 2011@08:10:06.
David Whitehead on 10 November 2013@06:59:51.
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