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Headword: Ἴκτινος
Adler number: iota,284
Translated headword: kite
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of bird.[1]
"For I do not think it is easy for one who is changed by old age to escape the story which they tell about the kite: which, [they say] being a bird, attempting to whinny, missed both things, boorishness and cleverness at the same time."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἴκτινος: εἶδος ὀρνέου. οὐ γὰρ οἶμαι ῥᾴδιον ἐν γήρᾳ μετατιθεμένῳ διαφυγεῖν τὸν λεγόμενον ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἰκτίνου μῦθον: ὃς ὄρνις ὤν, ἐπιθέμενος τῷ χρεμετίζειν ἀμφοῖν ἁμαρτεῖν, ἀγροικίας τε ἅμα καὶ δεξιότητος.
Notes:
[1] cf. iota 283.
[2] Julian, Misopogon 366A.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; proverbs; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 April 2006@00:26:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics; another keyword) on 10 April 2006@03:17:51.
David Whitehead on 10 January 2013@08:54:21.

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