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Headword: Νυκτικόραξ
Adler number: nu,583
Translated headword: night-raven, long-eared owl
Vetting Status: high
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.
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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