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Headword: *)epw|a/zousin
Adler number: epsilon,2829
Translated headword: they brood
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they sing over their eggs, they call out.
Greek Original:
*)epw|a/zousin: e)pi\ toi=s w)|oi=s a)/|dousi, bow=sin.
Same entry in Photius and other lexica. The headword is third person plural, present indicative active, of the verb e)pw|a/zw (cf. epsilon 2828). It must be quoted from somewhere; perhaps Aristotle, History of Animals, where it occurs six times. Hesychius glosses e)pi\ toi=s w)|oi=s bow=sin, "they call out over their eggs." Perhaps there is some confusion between this verb and e)paei/dw "I sing over."
At alpha 1114 (Aelian fr. 199 Domingo-Forasté, 196 Hercher), it appears that the hens would sing out when their eggs are stolen.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 December 2007@01:52:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 December 2007@03:30:59.
Catharine Roth (added note with cross-reference) on 17 December 2007@15:48:45.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 17 December 2007@16:01:56.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2012@04:00:31.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode) on 25 October 2012@00:39:56.
Catharine Roth (translated title) on 29 November 2014@23:33:19.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 4 February 2016@06:20:45.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 27 February 2016@00:45:36.


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