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Headword: Οὐραῖα
Adler number: omicron,944
Translated headword: hindmost [parts]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the tail-parts.[1] "The serpents were terrifying them, twisting their hindmost parts into coils and standing up against them."[2]
Greek Original:
Οὐραῖα: τὰ τῆς οὐρᾶς. ἐδειμάτουν αὐτοὺς οἱ δράκοντες, τὰ οὐραῖα μέρη ἐς σπείρας ἑλίξαντες καὶ ἐπανιστάμενοι.
[1] Neuter accusative plural (extracted from the quotation given) of the adjective οὐραῖος .
[2] Aelian fr. 250c Domingo-Forasté (252 Hercher), quoted already at alpha 1968, alpha 2328 and epsilon 215, and again at omicroniota 147.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 February 2006@00:42:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 20 February 2006@03:04:00.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 1 June 2011@23:01:22.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 2 June 2011@03:25:44.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2013@09:59:30.


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