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Headword: Daidalou ptera
Adler number: delta,109
Translated headword: Daedalus' wings
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who employ delay through lack of an appendage.
Greek Original:
Daidalou ptera: epi tôn di' aporian prosthêkês chrômenôn parelkusei.
Glossed more intelligibly in Diogenianus 4.25 (and other paroemiographers): "in reference to those who, at a loss, employ an extraneous appendage".
For Daedalus see also delta 107, delta 110.
Keywords: daily life; imagery; mythology; proverbs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 December 2003@16:02:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; modified keywords; cosmetics) on 11 December 2003@05:41:27.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 15 June 2012@13:10:50.


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