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Headword: Γαμψούς
Adler number: gamma,55
Translated headword: curved
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to] bending and sloping clouds, or those which are like the appearances of birds. For they used to call birds 'curved'. Aristophanes in Clouds [sc. uses the term].[1]
Greek Original:
Γαμψούς: τὰς καμπτούσας καὶ πλαγίους νεφέλας, ἢ τὰς ὀρνίθων ὄψεσιν εἰκασμένας. γαμψοὺς γὰρ ἐκάλουν τὰς ὄρνιθας. Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις.
Accusative plural of this adjective, presumably extracted from Aristophanes: see below.
cf. generally gamma 52, gamma 53, gamma 54.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 337, where the phrase γαμψούς τ' οἰωνοὺς ἀερονηχεῖς appears.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 June 2002@21:06:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 18 June 2002@03:09:40.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 15 June 2011@06:55:17.
David Whitehead on 24 August 2015@07:17:03.


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