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περιστερ-ά , ,
A.common pigeon or dove, Hdt.1.138, S.Fr.866, Democr.164, etc.; specifically, Columba livia domestica, and so distd. from φάψ, φάττα, οἰνάς, τρυγών, Arist.HA562b5, 593a16 ; ἐλάττων μὲν πελειάς, τιθασὸν δὲ γίνεται μᾶλλον π. ib.544b3 : περιστερός , , cock-pigeon, Pherecr.33 (of a carrier-pigeon), Alex.214 ; censured by Luc.Sol.7.
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.138
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 866
    • Lucian, Soleocista, 7
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