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Ascalaphus

TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀσκάλαφος (askálaphos, owl)

Proper nounEdit

Ascalaphus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the Ascalaphidae family — owlflies.

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἀσκάλαφος (Askálaphos, literally Screech-owl).

Proper nounEdit

Ascalaphus

  1. (Greek mythology) The orchardist of Hades, changed into a screech-owl by Demeter for telling Hades that Persephone had eaten pomegranate seeds