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Headword: *)alw/phc to\n bou=n e)lau/nei
Adler number: alpha,1392
Translated headword: a fox drives the ox
Vetting Status: high
The proverb is applied to things which do not happen in accordance with reason.[1]
"When associating with a fox, expect foxiness."[2]
Greek Original:
*)alw/phc to\n bou=n e)lau/nei: ta/ttetai h( paroimi/a e)pi\ tw=n mh\ kata\ lo/gon a)pobaino/ntwn. kerdoi= sunw/n te kerdosu/nhn me\n prosdo/ka.
[1] So too in Photius, Lexicon alpha1089 Theodoridis, and cf. Diogenianus 1.75; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1886.
[2] A line of iambic verse, apparently oracular. (Adler cites Astrampsychus, ed. Opsopoeus in Oraculis metricis Iovis, Paris 1507.) For the vocabulary cf. kappa 1390 and LSJ s.v. kerdw/.
Keywords: daily life; dreams; meter and music; poetry; proverbs; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 1 June 2000@12:23:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 February 2001@08:32:50.
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