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Headword: Λιβυκὸν ὄρνεον
Adler number: lambda,495
Translated headword: Libyan bird
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning a big one. There being in Libya[1] many strange birds.
Greek Original:
Λιβυκὸν ὄρνεον: ἀντὶ τοῦ μέγα. ὡς ἐν Λιβύῃ πολλῶν ὀρνίθων καὶ ἐκτραπέλων ὄντων.
Notes:
The headword phrase occurs in Aristophanes, Birds 65 (web address 1). Where a definite species is envisaged, the "Libyan bird" is an ostrich (lambda 497), but here something fantastical is meant.
[1] See generally lambda 493.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; geography; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 September 2001@04:41:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 9 September 2001@18:09:56.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 April 2013@07:31:17.

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