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Headword: Ψίττακος
Adler number: psi,115
Translated headword: parrot
Vetting Status: high
A name of a bird.[1] [Note] that those winged creatures which have a tongue and a jaw-arrangement similar to those of humans are able to mimic conversation: jays and parrots and suchlike.[2]
Greek Original:
Ψίττακος. ὄνομα ὀρνέου. ὅτι τῶν πτηνῶν ὅσα παραπλησίαν ἔχει τὴν γλῶτταν καὶ τὴν τῶν γενύων διάθεσιν ταῖς τῶν ἀνθρώπων δύναται μιμεῖσθαι διάλεκτον, οἷον κίτται καὶ ψίττακοι καὶ τὰ ὅμοια.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica and grammars.
[2] From gamma 302 (repeated kappa 1683).
Keywords: definition; medicine; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 December 2005@08:55:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 December 2005@12:08:12.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 22 December 2005@03:08:33.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2013@07:43:59.


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