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Headword: Θετταλικαὶ πτέρυγες
Adler number: theta,290
Translated headword: Thessalian wings
Vetting Status: high
This [sc. proverbial phrase] is said because of the fact that Thessalian cloaks have a small flap; [the flaps] are the cheek-pieces on each side, [so named] because they resemble wings.
Greek Original:
Θετταλικαὶ πτέρυγες: τοῦτο εἴρηται διὰ τὸ πτερύγιον ἔχειν τὰς Θετταλικὰς χλαμύδας, ἅπερ εἰσὶν αἱ ἑκατέρωθεν γωνίαι, διὰ τὸ ἐοικέναι πτέρυξιν.
Similar entry (under the lemma Θετταλικὰ πτερά ) in Hesychius, Photius and elsewhere; also in the paroemiiographers, e.g. Apostolius 8.88.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; geography; imagery; proverbs; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 May 2003@07:52:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 13 August 2003@01:17:15.
David Whitehead (modified translation) on 13 August 2003@03:47:09.
David Whitehead on 2 January 2013@05:06:17.


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