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Headword: *)arourai/a ma/ntis
Adler number: alpha,3990
Translated headword: field mantis
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who are sluggish and ineffectual. There is a clumsy locust, green, called a mantis, whose movements some heed and [thereby] prophesy.[1]
The aroura[2] contains 50 feet.[3]
Greek Original:
*)arourai/a ma/ntis: e)pi\ tw=n nwqrw=n kai\ a)pra/ktwn. e)/sti de\ a)kri\s duski/nhtos, xlwra\, kaloume/nh ma/ntis, h(=s tines prose/xontes tai=s kinh/sesi manteu/ontai. o(/ti h( a)/roura e)/xei po/das n#.
Appendix Proverbiorum 1.40 (and elsewhere).
[1] The praying mantis (Mantis religiosa); again at mu 169.
[2] An Egyptian land-measure.
[3] cf. sigma 981.
Keywords: agriculture; daily life; ethics; geography; mathematics; proverbs; religion; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 July 2001@18:13:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 July 2001@06:04:54.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 25 August 2002@07:06:37.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 12 April 2012@10:17:14.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 24 January 2014@08:42:24.
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