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Headword: *mu=s a)/rti pi/tths geuo/menos
Adler number: mu,1468
Translated headword: a mouse just now tasting pitch
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those who begin boldly and shamelessly but are suddenly shown to be cowards.[1]
Interpretation of a dream: when a mouse has reappeared, he is crafty in his ways.[2]
Greek Original:
*mu=s a)/rti pi/tths geuo/menos: e)pi\ tw=n prw/|hn me\n tolmhrw=n kai\ a)naidw=n, a)qro/on de\ deilw=n a)nafane/ntwn. lu/sis o)nei/rou: *mu=s d' au)= fanei\s e)/ndolos e)n tro/pois pe/lei.
[1] For other explanations see however mu 1477 and in the later paroemiographers.
[2] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251).
Keywords: daily life; definition; dreams; ethics; imagery; poetry; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 July 2009@05:51:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 31 July 2009@17:27:11.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 2 August 2009@04:25:04.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2013@04:09:38.


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