Kestreus

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Kestreus grece piscis cefalus mugilus.


Apparatus:

Kestreus AC ef | Kestereus B.

grece (gre A) piscis AC | piscis grece (g͂ f) B ef

cefalus AC | cephalus B f | zephalus ms. e

mugilus (-us B) ABC | mugillus ms. e | om. f


Translation:

Kestreus is Greek for Latin cefalus or mugilus {i.e. both meaning "mullet"}.


Commentary:

Greek κεστρεύς /kestreús/ means "mullet". κέφαλος /képhalos/ "a species of mullet".

Latin mugilis was misread as mugilus.


See also: Kefalos, Mugilis


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