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Headword: Νυκτερινοὶ κύνες
Adler number: nu,579
Translated headword: night-time dogs
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] wolves.[1]
[Note] that the bat alone of flying animals both has milk in its breasts and suckles its young immediately.[2]
[Note] also that Chairephon was called "Bat". And see [for this] under διοίσειν .[3]
Greek Original:
Νυκτερινοὶ κύνες: οἱ λύκοι. ὅτι ἡ νυκτερὶς μόνη τῶν πτητικῶν ζῴων καὶ γάλα ἔχει ἐν μαστοῖς καὶ θηλάζει εὐθέως τὸ γεννώμενον. ὅτι καὶ ὁ Χαιρεφῶν Νυκτερὶς ἐκαλεῖτο. καὶ ζήτει ἐν τῷ διοίσειν.
Notes:
[1] Likewise in other lexica; references at Photius nu275 Theodoridis.
[2] Quoted from delta 262, q.v.
[3] delta 1282; cf. chi 160.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; food; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 December 2001@00:43:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 21 December 2001@03:19:56.
Catharine Roth (added betacode and cross-reference) on 23 May 2005@00:41:25.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 23 May 2005@03:19:48.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 18 June 2013@04:42:20.

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