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Headword: Κοκκύζω
Adler number: kappa,1918
Translated headword: I crow, I cry like a cuckoo
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] I make a sound.[1]
[sc. Also attested is the future tense] κοκκύσω ["I will crow"]: I will make a signal [sc. by crowing like a cuckoo].[2]
Greek Original:
Κοκκύζω: φωνῶ. Κοκκύσω, σύνθημα δώσω.
Notes:
cf. kappa 1920 for the cuckoo itself.
[1] Less neutrally already in Hesychius kappa3296: κοκκύζει -- very probably quoted from Hesiod, Works and Days 486 -- glossed with ταράσσει "harasses" and φωνεῖ ὀξέως "makes a sharp sound".
[2] From Aristophanes, Frogs 1380 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 December 2008@19:02:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 31 December 2008@04:42:29.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 6 March 2013@09:04:19.
Catharine Roth (betacode typo, coding, upgraded link) on 6 March 2013@17:45:57.

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