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περνης

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

An Aristotelian term, attested in the Historia Animalorum (9.36), but corrupted in manuscript tradition, which also records περνις, πτερνις and περκνης. Gaza renders the Greek term as pernix.

NounEdit

περνης

  1. a bird of prey, a kind of hawk

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Pierre Belon, L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux, 1997, p. 410