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Psittacus

Proverbia:

Fontes:

[12.7.24] Psittacus Indiae litoribus gignitur, colore viridi, torque puniceo, grandi lingua et ceteris avibus latiore. Vnde et articulata verba exprimit, ita ut si eam non videris, hominem loqui putes. Ex natura autem salutat dicens: 'have,' vel CHAIRE. Cetera nomina institutione discit. Hinc est illud (Mart. 14,73): Psittacus a vobis aliorum nomina discam; / hoc didici per me dicere: 'Caesar have.'

Imagines:

Parrot (The Medieval Bestiary: Animals in the Middle Ages)

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Psittacus  (National Library of the Netherlands)

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