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Headword: Ὑπηνέμια
Adler number: upsilon,424
Translated headword: wind-eggs
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Those [sc. eggs produced] without intercourse or copulation are called wind-eggs. But it is customary to call them "windy". Plato in Theaetetus [writes]: "it happens [to be] fertile [or] windy".[1]
Greek Original:
Ὑπηνέμια: ὑπηνέμια καλεῖται τὰ δίχα συνουσίας καὶ μίξεως. σύνηθες δὲ λέγειν αὐτοῖς ἀνεμίδιον. Πλάτων ἐν Θεαιτήτῳ: γόνιμον ἀνεμίδιον τυγχάνει.
Notes:
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 695, where the singular of this neuter plural headword occurs.
cf. upsilon 423, upsilon 425.
[1] An approximation of Plato, Theaetetus 151E (web address 1). Copied to alpha 2258.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: John Mulhall on 7 June 2011@06:30:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 7 June 2011@06:54:31.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 7 June 2011@07:16:18.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 15 August 2013@09:51:23.

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