pykfyg (s.xv2)

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pykfyg (s.xv2)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 3,493b ficedula; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  pikfige; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  beccafico n.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The same text interprets the Latin word sicophantes etymologically as comedens ficum, i.e. ‘eating fig’. Thus, the bird, ‘fig-pecker’ here represents a symbol for a sycophant.


1orn.zool.fig-pecker, small migratory bird (possibly the garden warbler, Sylvia borin)
( MS: s.xv2 )  sicophantes: pykfygs  i 333
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