Frog
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Source: Consalus Ponce de Leon, 1588 (Sancti Patris nostri Epiphanii, episcopi Constantiae Cypri, Ad Physiologum. Eiusdem in die festo palmarum sermo. D. Consali Ponce de Leon Hispalensis, S.D.N. Sixti V. Cubicularij secreti, interpretis & scholiastae bimestre otium) Copyright 2003-2004 David Badke Click for bibliography reference Sancti Patris nostri Epiphanii, episcopi Constantiae Cypri, Ad Physiologum...., page 93


 

Frog

Latin name: Rana

Other names: Grenouille, Rainne, Rayne

Land frogs die if exposed to rain

 

 
General Attributes

Land frogs can withstand the heat of summer, but die if exposed to rain. Water frogs, when overheated by the sun's rays, dip into a fountain to cool off.


Sources (chronological order)

Augustine [5th century CE] (City of God, Book 16, chapter 7): Frogs are produced from the earth.

Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] (Etymologies, Book 12, 6:58): Frogs (ranae) are named from the noise they make in their swamps.


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