ψάρ

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From Proto-Indo-European *spḗr (sparrow, bird). Cognate with English sparrow.

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Noun[edit]

ψᾱ́ρ (psā́rm (genitive ψᾱρός); third declension

  1. A starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 17.755
      τῶν δ᾽ ὥς τε ψαρῶν νέφος ἔρχεται ἠὲ κολοιῶν οὖλον κεκλήγοντες...
      tôn d hṓs te psarôn néphos érkhetai ēè koloiôn oûlon keklḗgontes...
      And as a cloud of starlings or daws flies, shrieking cries of doom...

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References[edit]

  • ψάρ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ψάρ in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ψάρ in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «ψάρ» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • ψάρ in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963