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Headword: Λίβυσσα ὄρνις
Adler number: lambda,497
Translated headword: Libyan bird
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[A term for] the ostrich.[1]
In the Fables: "but the Libyan ostrich when caught turned away and [...] them both."[2]
Greek Original:
Λίβυσσα ὄρνις: ἡ στρουθοκάμηλος. ἐν Μυθικοῖς: ἀλλὰ Λίβυσσα στρουθὸς ἁλισκομένη πλάζε καὶ ἀμφοτέρους.
Notes:
[1] cf. lambda 495.
[2] Fragment of a fable in elegiac meter, included by Crusius in an appendix to his edition of Babrius, p. 221. ("Both" here is the object of a missing transitive verb, whatever else may be missing.)
Keywords: definition; geography; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 September 2001@00:42:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 21 September 2001@03:26:41.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 April 2013@07:37:16.

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