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eadem sola avium non nisi in volatu pascitur

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12:55 Nov 19, 2000
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Latin term or phrase: eadem sola avium non nisi in volatu pascitur
http://www.ukans.edu/history/index/europe/ancient_rome/L/Rom...
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na +1The same one,alone among all the birds, takes nourishment only while flying.Wigtil
naShe alone...David Moore


  

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She alone...


Explanation:
She alone, amongst the birds, nourishes herself for flight.


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David Moore
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The same one,alone among all the birds, takes nourishment only while flying.


Explanation:
"The same one,alone among all the birds, takes nourishment only while flying." Pliny has just noted the great speed with which swallows can fly, and this line shows a particular benefit of this high velocity: swallows don't have to take the risk of walking on the ground in order to eat.

EADEM: "the same one" [feminine gender, referring to AVIS "bird" or HIRUNDO "swallow" understood].

SOLA: "alone" [also feminine].

AVIUM: "of the birds", implicitly "all birds".

NON NISI: "except", literalistically "not unless".

IN VOLATU: "in flight, while flying".

PASCITUR: "grazes, dines".

Wigtil
PRO pts in pair: 67

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