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κολοιός , ,
A.jackdaw, Corvus monedula, Il.16.583, 17.755, Ar.V. 129, Av.50, al., Thphr.Char.21.6, Sign.39, Arat.963, al., Ael.NA4.30, Dionys.Av.3.18; “κραγέται κολοιοίPi.N.3.82:—Arist.HA617b16 distinguishes three species, κορακίας, λύκος, βωμολόχος (qq.v.): he also mentions a web-footed κολοιός, found in Lydia and Phrygia, which is prob. the little cormorant, Phalacrocorax pygmaeus; cf. Ath.9.395e (citing Ar.Ach.875):—Proverbs: κολοιὸς ποτὶ κολοιόν 'birds of a feather flock together', Arist.EN1155a34, etc.; κολοιὸς ἀλλοτρίοις πτεροῖς ἀγάλλεται 'borrowed plumes', Luc.Apol.4; κύκνον ἡγοῦ τὸν κ. 'your geese are swans', Lib.Ep.42.3; of impudent noisy talkers, “πολλοὶ . . σφε κατακρώζουσι κολοιοίAr.Eq.1020; of Agathocles, Timae.145. (Cf.κολῳός, κολῳάω.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 50
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 1020
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 129
    • Homer, Iliad, 17.755
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.583
    • Theophrastus, Characters, 21.6
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 875
    • Lucian, Apologia, 4
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 4.30
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