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πτηνός , ή, όν, Dor. πτανός , ά, όν; also ός, όν Pl.Prt.320e: (πτῆναι, πέτομαι):—
A.flying, winged, Διὸς π. κύων, i.e. eagle, A.Pr.1022, cf. Ag.136 (lyr.); “π. ὄφιςId.Eu.181; ὄρνις, οἰωνός, S.Ph.955, Ant.1082; Ἔρως, ἵπποι, E.Hipp.1275 (lyr.), IT193 (lyr.); “ἅρμαPl.Phdr.246e; also of arrows, “π. ἰοίS.Ph.166 (anap.); “βέληE.HF179; π. φυγή, of birds, Pl.Prt.320e.
2. τὰ π. winged creatures, birds, A.Ch.591 (lyr.), S.Aj.168 (anap.), E.Ion 504 (lyr.), etc.; “πτηνὸν ὀρνίθων γένοςAr. Av.1707; “πτηνῶν γένηId.Th.46; opp. τὰ πεζά, Pl.Smp.207a; opp. τὰ πεζά and τὰ πλωτά, Arist.HA488a1, cf. 542a23: hence πταναὶ θῆραι the pursuit of winged game, S.Ph.1146 (lyr.); [θήρα] τῶν π. Pl. Lg.823b: of young birds, fledged, E.Tr.146 (lyr.).
3. swift-footed, παρδάλεις, κάμηλοι, Lib.Ep.219.5, 1402.3.
2. πτανὰ ἰσχύς soaring, aspiring strength, Pi.Fr.107.3.
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