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Headword: Ἐρωδιός
Adler number: epsilon,3061
Translated headword: heron
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of bird.[1] The so-called stork.[2]
Or [a bird] similar to it. As being a sort of ἑλωδιός , from spending time ἐν ἕλεσι , that is in wet locales.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἐρωδιός: εἶδος ὀρνέου. ὁ πελαργὸς λεγόμενος. ἢ ὅμοιος αὐτῷ. ἑλωδιός τις ὤν, παρὰ τὸ ἐν ἕλεσι διατρίβειν, τουτέστι καθύγροις τόποις.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 10.274, where it is mentioned (web address 1). See generally LSJ s.v.
[2] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (1800). For storks cf. pi 930, pi 931.
[3] (For ἕλος see epsilon 900.) Similarly in other lexica and grammars.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 October 2005@10:12:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference and link, set status) on 10 October 2005@21:11:26.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; more x-refs) on 11 October 2005@03:11:09.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 29 October 2012@04:15:57.
David Whitehead (further notes) on 14 February 2016@04:24:11.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 7 December 2017@01:28:58.

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