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Definition of the noun aegypius

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noun - plural: -

  1. a genus of Accipitridae


Aegypius: In Greek mythology, Aegypius, son of Antheus, son of Nomion, a Thessalian, was the lover of Timandre, a widow. Her son, Neophron, resented this relationship, and plotted against it by seducing Bulis, Aegypius' mother. Neophron took Bulis to his house, having arranged for his mother to be out, and excused himself just when he knew Aegypius was accustomed to come visit Timandre; thus arranging for mother and son to sleep together, each believing the other someone else. Afterwards, Aegypius fell asleep, and Bulis recognized him. She grabbed a sword, and was just about to blind Aegypius and kill herself, when Aegypius woke up. Apollo restored Aegypius's vision long enough for him to realize what had happened and changed all four of them into birds. The men became vultures, Timandra a sparrow-hawk, and Bulis a long-beaked bird that pecks out the eyes of fish. Grasping the situation, including Neophron's trick, he prayed to the gods to abolish all four of them.

Phrases with Aegypius

  1. aegypius monachus
  2. Aegypius tracheliotus
  3. species Aegypius tracheliotus
  4. genus aegypius

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aegypius

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Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

and Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus). The Persian ...

Google previewLuo Biological Dictionary (1998)

by J. O. Kokwaro, Timothy Johns

Aegypius tracheliotus.This is a large dark brown vulture with a huge bill. The folds of naked skin on head and face ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (1977)

by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry

is probably the cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus), also known as the black vulture.27 The carrion vulture rahamJrahama appears only in the lists of ritually unclean birds (Lev. 1 1 : 1 8; ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Tree squirrel - water spider (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

The cinereous or Eurasian black vulture, Aegypius monachus, is one of the largest flying birds in the Old World. It has a wingspan of over 8 feet (2.45 m) and weighs more than 15 pounds (6.8 kg). A pair of black vultures scavenging on the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Geography (2002)

by Peter Haggett

Black vulture {Aegypius monachus) Others Loggerhead turtle (Caretta ...

Google previewEerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)

by David Noel Freedman, Allen C. Myers

or the black vulture (Aegypius [or Vultur] monachus). OSTRACA (Gk. ostraka) Sherds of pottery which preserve inscriptions. The Greek word refers sometimes to an ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary (1847)

Containing an Account of the Principal Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors ... by Charles Anthon

the Emathides, and many others drawn from the Heteraeumena of Nicander; Hierar, AEgypius, Anthus, AĆ©don, &c., from the Ornithogonia of Baeus; Clinis from Simmias; Battus from the Eace of Hesiod; Mctiocha and Menippa from Corinna, ...

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Small photo of African Lappetfaced Vulture (Aegypius trachelliotus) flying low over the Chobe River on the Caprivi Strip on the Namibian border with Botswana. More...

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