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Headword: Δορκάς
Adler number: delta,1386
Translated headword: gazelle, antelope
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
And [there is] a saying: 'I, a gazelle, will not pick a fight with a lion'. In reference to those of unequal strength.[1]
Greek Original:
Δορκάς. καὶ παροιμία: Μὴ πρὸς λέοντα δορκὰς ἅψωμαι μάχης. ἐπὶ τῶν τὴν ἰσχὺν ἀνίσων.
Notes:
The unglossed headword (LSJ entry at web address 1) is presumably extracted from the saying quoted.
[1] Comica adespota fr. 270 Kock, but not in Kassel-Austin; instead, nowadays registered as Iambica adespota fr. 19 Diehl. In Diogenianus 6.59 and other paroemiographers. See generally Tosi [cited under alpha 378] no.825; and cf. mu 977, pi 2751.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; imagery; poetry; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 October 2001@06:38:37.
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Catharine Roth (added link) on 30 October 2001@00:56:25.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 17 September 2002@06:38:20.
David Whitehead on 16 July 2012@08:59:53.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2012@09:22:36.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@05:40:09.
David Whitehead on 13 November 2015@06:59:28.

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