περνης

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An Aristotelian term, attested in the Historia Animalorum (9.36), but corrupted in manuscript tradition, which also records περνις, πτερνις and περκνης. Gaza renders the Greek term as pernix.

Noun[edit]

περνης (pernēs)

  1. a bird of prey, a kind of hawk

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Pierre Belon, L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux, 1997, p. 410