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Headword: *lhmni/a| xeiri/
Adler number: lambda,450
Translated headword: with a Lemnian hand
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] with a cruel and lawless [one]. From the story: for they say that the women in Lemnos were accused of killing their husbands, because they were not having sexual intercourse with them.
Greek Original:
*lhmni/a| xeiri/: w)mh=| kai\ parano/mw|. a)po\ th=s i(stori/as: fasi\ ga\r ta\s e)n *lh/mnw| gunai=kas tou\s a)/ndras au)tw=n a)nelei=n ai)tiwme/nas, o(/ti au)tai=s ou)k e)mi/gnunto.
cf. Hesychius lambda872 and Zenobius 4.91 (and more summarily in other paroemiographers).
For Lemnos cf. lambda 448 and the other cross-references there.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; proverbs; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 May 2003@05:12:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 6 May 2003@01:16:20.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 2 July 2004@08:00:57.
David Whitehead on 18 April 2013@05:04:58.


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