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Headword: Χαλκίς
Adler number: chi,45
Translated headword: chalkis
Vetting Status: high
A kind of bird; the owl.
Greek Original:
Χαλκίς: εἶδος ὀρνέου: ἡ γλαῦξ.
Similarly in other lexica, and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 14.291, where it is mentioned (web address 1); and see LSJ s.v.
This bird, a.k.a. the kumindis, is of uncertain species but is perhaps the eagle owl; see under kappa 2686.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; epic; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 January 2004@09:28:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 1 January 2004@23:07:29.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 22 November 2007@03:14:34.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2013@06:35:34.


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