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περιστερ-ά, ἡ, common pigeon or dove, Hdt.1.138, S.Fr.866, Democr.164, etc.; specifically, Columba livia domestica, and so distd. from φάψ, φάττα, οἰνάς, τρυγών, Arist.HA562b5, 593a16; ἐλάττων μὲν ἡ πελειάς, τιθασὸν δὲ γίνεται μᾶλλον ἡ π. ib.544b3: περιστερός, ὁ, cock-pigeon, Pherecr.33 (of a carrier-pigeon), Alex.214; censured by Luc.Sol.7.