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Headword: Ναυτίλος
Adler number: nu,85
Translated headword: nautilus; seaman
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the fish [of that name],[1] and a sailor.[2]
Greek Original:
Ναυτίλος: ὁ ἰχθύς, καὶ ὁ ναύτης.
Notes:
[1] The paper nautilus, Argonauta argo, "a cephalopod mollusc fabled to sail by spreading its membranous arms" (LSJ s.v.). See Wikipedia entry at web address 1.
[2] Poetic (though also in Herodotus) for ναύτης . Same glossing in ps.-Zonaras and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon. Compare also generally nu 83, nu 84.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; historiography; poetry; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 August 2009@23:54:41.
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