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Headword: Κολεόπτερον
Adler number: kappa,1935
Translated headword: sheath-winged, coleopteran
Vetting Status: high
A kind of small winged animal. [Named] from having the wings encased in its body as if in a sheath.[1]
[sc. This is true] of the so-called cockchafer and the dung-beetle.[2]
Greek Original:
Κολεόπτερον: εἶδος ζωϋφίου πτηνοῦ. παρὰ τὸ ὡς ἐν κουλεῷ τὰ πτερὰ συνέχειν τῷ ἐλύτρῳ. τῆς μηλολόνθου λεγομένου καὶ τοῦ κανθάρου.
[1] See (for instance) Aristotle, History of Animals 490a14.
[2] cf. kappa 1967.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 December 2008@18:37:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked and supplemented tr; more keywords) on 31 December 2008@04:35:08.
David Whitehead on 7 March 2013@03:30:44.
Catharine Roth (added headword alternative) on 8 March 2013@21:57:48.
Catharine Roth (translated title) on 29 November 2014@23:24:54.


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