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Headword: Ψῆρας
Adler number: psi,75
Translated headword: starlings
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[ψῆρας means the same as] ψάρους .[1]
[They are] birds. Homer [writes]: "both jackdaws and starlings."[2]
And elsewhere: "I formerly warding off both the starling and the high-flying Bistonian crane, snatcher of seed."[3]
Greek Original:
Ψῆρας: ψάρους. ὄρνεα. Ὅμηρος: κολοιούς τε ψῆράς τε. καὶ αὖθις: ὁ πρὶν ἐγὼ καὶ ψῆρα καὶ ἁρπάκτειραν ἐρύκων σπέρματος ὑψιπετῆ Βιστονίαν γέρανον.
Notes:
[1] The headword is the Ionic/epic accusative plural -- similarly glossed in other lexica; from the passage about to be quoted -- of ψήρ , in other dialects ψάρ or ψάρος (as in the present gloss).
[2] Homer, Iliad 16.583 (web address 1); cf. psi 27.
[3] Greek Anthology 7.172.1-2; cf. beta 308.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; geography; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 December 2005@19:43:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 December 2005@03:14:26.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2013@05:12:52.

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