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Headword: Ἴϋγξ
Adler number: iota,760
Translated headword: wryneck
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the bird [of that name], the so-called butt-shaker.
Greek Original:
Ἴϋγξ: τὸ ὄρνεον, τὸ λεγόμενον σεισοπυγής.
Notes:
Iynx (or Jynx) torquilla, "used as a charm to recover unfaithful lovers, being bound to a revolving wheel": LSJ s.v.
From the scholia to Lycophron, Alexandra 310 (where ἴυγγι occurs); and cf. the scholia to Theocritus, Idylls 2.17 (where the headword occurs in a refrain 10 times in all in the poem, see web address 1). See also iota 759, iota 761, kappa 1585.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; gender and sexuality; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 June 2006@01:24:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented note and keywords) on 7 June 2006@03:16:36.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 7 June 2006@10:23:29.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2013@08:20:52.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 25 January 2013@22:10:08.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, at Ron Allen's suggestion) on 1 March 2019@22:08:57.

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