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τα^ώς , or τα^ῶς , , Ar.Av.102,269, Arist.HA488b24, al.; gen. ταώ or
A.ταῶAlex.100.14, Inscr.Délos 290.4 (iii B.C.); acc. ταών or “ταῶνEup. 36: pl., nom. “ταῴArist.HA564a31; “ταοίMenodot. ap. Ath.14.655a; gen. “ταῶνAntiph.205; acc. ταώς or “ταῶςId.175.5:—but also nom. ταών Aesop.397b; gen. “ταῶνοςArist.HA559b29, Gal.6.701, Gp.14.7.28; dat. “ταῶνιAr.Av.884: pl., nom. ταῶνες v.l. in Arist.HA564a31; gen. “ταώνωνLXX 3 Ki.10.22; dat. “ταῶσιAr.Ach.63; acc. “ταῶναςCom.Adesp.59, Plu.Per.13:—the form ταός is non-existent acc. to Hdn.Gr. ap. Choerob. in Theod.1.284 H.:—peacock, Pavo cristatus, ll. cc.: metaph. of coxcombs, Ar.Ach. l.c., cf. Stratt.27, Luc.Nigr. 13.
II. name of a gem, Plin.HN37.187.
III. name of a fish, Philostr.VA3.1. (Acc. to Tryphoap.Ath.9.397e, the Athenians pronounced it with an aspirate, ταὧς λέγουσιν Ἀθηναῖοι τὴν τελευταίαν συλλαβὴν περισπῶντες καὶ δασύνοντες; the bird was a native of India (“ταῶς ἐξ ἸνδίαςLuc. Nav.23); hence ταὧς and Lat. pavus, pavo, perh. also Hebr. tukkîyîm 'peacocks', may be borrowed from the same oriental source.)
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