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Headword: Βδέλλα
Adler number: beta,197
Translated headword: leech
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Solomon says: "the leech had 3 daughters, beloved with affection; and these 3 were not satisfied, and the 4th was not capable of saying 'enough.'" Sin [is called] a leech. Her daughter[s] [are] fornication, envy, idolatry, which are not satisfied through their weird practices. The fourth [is] wicked desire.
Greek Original:
Βδέλλα: ὁ Σολομών φησι: τῇ βδέλλῃ ἦσαν γ# θυγατέρες ἀγαπήσει ἀγαπώμεναι: καὶ αἱ γ# αὗται οὐκ ἐνεπίμπλαντο, καὶ ἡ δ# οὐκ ἠρκέσθη εἰπεῖν ἱκανή. βδέλλα ἡ ἁμαρτία. θυγάτηρ αὐτῆς πορνεία, φθόνος, εἰδωλολατρία, αἳ οὐκ ἐμπίπλανται διὰ τῶν ἀτόπων πράξεων. ἡ δ# ἡ πονηρὰ ἐπιθυμία.
Note:
Proverbs 30:15 and scholia.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; proverbs; religion; women; zoology
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 28 July 2002@15:12:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 2 September 2002@03:53:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 11 November 2005@05:45:03.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 23 May 2012@08:34:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, coded title) on 14 June 2012@01:45:49.

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