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Definition of the noun aegypius
What does aegypius mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- a genus of Accipitridae
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of Aegypius: genus Aegypius
- more generic term: bird genus = a genus of birds
- member of: Accipitridae / family Accipitridae = hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers
- member: Aegypius monachus / black vulture = of southern Eurasia and northern Africa
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.
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An Universal, Historical, Geographical, Chronological and Poetical Dictionary, Exactly Describing the Situation, Extent, Customs ... of All Kingdoms ... (1703)
Containing Likewise the Lives of the Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, and Primitive Fathers; Emperors, Kings, Princes ...
AEgypius, Son of ...
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 ...
Luo 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 ...
Encyclopedia of Deserts (2017)
by Michael A. Mares
and vulture ( Aegypius tracheliotus). Reptiles include the hardoun lizard (Agama stellio), snake-eyed lizard ...
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; ...
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 ...
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Scrabble value of A1E1G2Y4P3I1U1S1
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