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Headword: Νυκτικόραξ
Adler number: nu,583
Translated headword: night-raven, long-eared owl
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of bird living in the wilderness, which avoids the inhabited places of houses and goes to the deserted and ruined [places]; for they call the house-sites "ruins." Thus also the sparrow, being a cowardly bird, drives away sleep with its agony.
Greek Original:
Νυκτικόραξ: εἶδος ὀρνέου ἐρημικοῦ, ὃ τὰς οἰκουμένας φεύγων τῶν οἰκιῶν ταῖς ἐρήμοις καὶ καταλελυμέναις προστρέχει: τὰ γὰρ οἰκόπεδα ἐρείπιά φασιν. οὕτω καὶ τὸ στρουθίον δειλὸν ὄρνεον ὂν ὑπὸ ἀγωνίας ἐλαύνει τὸν ὕπνον.
Notes:
Theodoret (PG 80.1677c) on Psalm 101.7 LXX. The sparrow is mentioned in verse 8.
cf. under alpha 3297, eta 302, omega 266.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; ethics; imagery; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 February 2006@00:58:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 12 February 2006@04:29:20.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added cross-references and keyword) on 29 July 2010@17:04:00.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 30 July 2010@03:00:07.
David Whitehead on 18 June 2013@04:48:48.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@06:45:40.

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