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Headword: Aetos en nephelais
Adler number: alpha,575
Translated headword: eagle in clouds
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who are hard to catch; inasmuch as an eagle is not caught when in clouds.
Greek Original:
Aetos en nephelais: epi tôn dusalôtôn: paroson aetos en nephelais ôn ouch halisketai.
Zenobius 2.50; again at alphaiota 98.
Keywords: daily life; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 March 2001@17:22:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 17 March 2001@05:48:46.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 16 August 2006@07:18:11.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 January 2012@06:13:39.


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