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ζιγνίς

Ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων -> A man's character is his fate
Heraclitus, fr. B 119 Diels
Full diacritics: ζιγνίς Medium diacritics: ζιγνίς Low diacritics: ζιγνίς Capitals: ΖΙΓΝΙΣ
Transliteration A: zignís Transliteration B: zignis Transliteration C: zignis Beta Code: zigni/s

English (LSJ)

ίδος, ἡ, a kind of

   A lizard, Arist.HA604b24 (v.Il. δειμνύς, ζιγνύς, διγνύς, ζίγνης).

German (Pape)

[Seite 1140] ἡ, eine kleine Eidechsenart, die auch χαλκίς heißt, Arist. H. A. 8, 24, wo sonst δυγνίς gelesen wurde u. die mss. sehr schwanken.

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

ζιγνίς: -ίδος, ἡ, εἶδος σαύρας καλουμένη καὶ χαλκίς, ἔτι καὶ νῦν καλεῖται cicigna ἐν Ἰταλίᾳ καὶ Σικελίᾳ, Ἀριστ. Ι. Ζ. 8. 24, 7 (διάφ. γραφ. ζυγνίς, ζιγνύς, δίγνυς, ζίγνης).

Greek Monolingual

ζιγνίς, -ίδος και ζυγνίς, ἡ (Α)
είδος σαύρας.
[ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Άγνωστης ετυμολ.].

Russian (Dvoretsky)

ζιγνίς: *ίδος ἡ (или χαλκίς) зигнида (предполож. Lacerta chalcides, мелкая разновидность ящерицы, укус которой бывает смертелен) Arst.

Frisk Etymological English

-ίδος
Grammatical information: f.
Meaning: a kind of lizard (Arist. HA 604b 24).
Other forms: V.ll. ζίγνης, ζιγνύς, διγνύς; δειμνύς may be a simple mistake; s. below
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]
Etymology: Unknown. The variants with -υς, -ης may be unimportant, but the form with δ- may be a (real, spoken) simplification of original *dyign-; clearly a Pre-Greek word. Is δειμνύς a mistake for *διμνυς or διγνυς?

Frisk Etymology German

ζιγνίς: -ίδος
{zignís}
Grammar: f.
Meaning: Art Eidechse (Arist. HA 604b 24; mehrere vv ll.).
Etymology : Unerklärt.
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