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Headword: *bou=s o( *molottw=n
Adler number: beta,463
Translated headword: Molossian ox
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who divide and chop up things into many pieces. For in their oath-taking the Molossians[1] used to make their compacts by cutting up the oxen into small pieces.
Greek Original:
*bou=s o( *molottw=n: e)pi\ tw=n ei)s polla\ diairoume/nwn kai\ katakoptome/nwn pra/gmata. oi( ga\r *molottoi\ e)n toi=s o(rkwmosi/ois katako/ptontes ei)s mikra\ ta\s bou=s ta\s sunqh/kas e)poiou=nto.
Zenobius 2.83. Again at mu 1199.
[1] A people of NW Greece.
Keywords: daily life; geography; law; proverbs; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 August 2001@09:44:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note) on 2 September 2002@07:07:05.
William Hutton (modified translation slightly, set status) on 7 July 2003@07:26:21.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 3 June 2012@05:44:55.


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