Ascalaphus

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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀσκάλαφος (askálaphos, owl)

Proper noun[edit]

Ascalaphus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the Ascalaphidae family – split-eyed owlflies.

Further reading[edit]


English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἀσκάλαφος (Askálaphos, literally Screech-owl).

Proper noun[edit]

Ascalaphus

  1. (Greek mythology) The orchardist of Hades, changed into a screech-owl by Demeter for telling Hades that Persephone had eaten pomegranate seeds

Translations[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἀσκάλαφος (Askálaphos).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ascalaphus m (genitive Ascalaphī); second declension

  1. (Greek mythology) The custodian of the orchard of Hades, son of Acheron and Orphne
  2. (Greek mythology) A king of Orchomenus, son of Ares and Astyoche

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular
nominative Ascalaphus
genitive Ascalaphī
dative Ascalaphō
accusative Ascalaphum
ablative Ascalaphō
vocative Ascalaphe

References[edit]

  • Ascalaphus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • Ascalaphus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette