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Headword: Ἶβις
Adler number: iota,76
Translated headword: ibis
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A serpent-eating bird.[1]
And it is declined ἴβιδος [genitive singular],[2] the ἴβεις [accusative plural].
Greek Original:
Ἶβις: ὄρνεον ὀφιοφάγον. καὶ κλίνεται ἴβιδος, τὰς ἴβεις.
Notes:
See also iota 81.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; see the references at Photius iota11 Theodoridis. The adjective is attested only in these definitions, but on the diet of the Egyptian ibis see generally Herodotus 2.75-76.
[2] For the several attested genitive singulars of this noun see LSJ s.v.; ἴβιδος occurs in e.g. Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 2.247.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography; zoology
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 25 October 2003@01:32:38.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 25 October 2003@02:18:41.
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