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Headword: Γέρανος
Adler number: gamma,183
Translated headword: crane
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the bird [of that name], common in gender.[1]
Babrius [writes]: "the Libyan crane and the fine-crested peacock were always feeding on the green grass of winter."[2]
Greek Original:
Γέρανος: τὸ ὄρνεον, ἐπίκοινον τῷ γένει. Βάβριος: Λίβυσσα γέρανος ἠδὲ ταὼς εὐπήληξ χλωρὴν ἀεὶ βόσκοντο χείματος ποίην.
Notes:
For cranes see also gamma 181, gamma 184.
[1] See LSJ at web address 1.
[2] Babrius 65.1ab (introductory lines, not found in the manuscripts of Babrius). See also tau 99.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 November 2000@00:46:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 16 August 2001@05:06:33.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 22 December 2006@06:28:50.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 6 June 2012@04:31:58.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 22 August 2013@22:04:17.
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