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Headword: Κόκκυξ
Adler number: kappa,1920
Translated headword: cuckoo
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of bird; the one we call κοῦκκος .
Greek Original:
Κόκκυξ: εἶδος ὀρνέου: ὁ παρ' ἡμῖν κοῦκκος.
Notes:
The headword is first attested in Hesiod, Works and Days 486, for which see the note at kappa 1918.
cf. also, and generally, alpha 31; and under psi 131.
Keywords: definition; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 October 2007@00:26:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and another keyword; cosmetics) on 8 October 2007@03:00:56.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 6 March 2013@09:17:28.

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