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Headword: Κολοκτρυών
Adler number: kappa,1943
Translated headword: koloktryôn
Vetting Status: high
It is a Persian breed similar to locusts.
Greek Original:
Κολοκτρυών: γένος τι Περσικὸν ἀττελέβοις ὅμοιόν ἐστι.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 932; offered there as a variant reading of ἱππαλεκτρυών ("horse-rooster, gryphon", i.e. a monster). A noun κολοκτρυών is also noted in Herodian (De Prosodia Catholica p. 22 Lentz, On The Declension of Nouns p. 724) and glossed by Hesychius kappa3367: "born from a maimed large rooster". All this is wasted ingenuity, however, because in Aristophanes the phrase τὸν ξοῦθον ἱππαλεκτρυόνα (quoting Aeschylus fr. 134) is secure; cf. delta 1054, xi 81.
For locusts see alpha 4336.
W.G. Arnott, Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z (London 2007) s.v.
Keywords: comedy; definition; geography; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 5 January 2009@10:31:27.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword, status) on 5 January 2009@14:22:30.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 6 January 2009@03:29:54.
David Whitehead (expanded note, at the prompting of the translator; more keywords) on 1 February 2012@03:47:52.
David Whitehead on 7 March 2013@04:09:35.


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