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Headword: *pi/qhkos
Adler number: pi,1580
Translated headword: ape, monkey
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the animal [of that name], the mimo. From piqw=, piqh/sw ["I persuade, I will persuade"], because it persuades us.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "an old ape is not captured; it is captured, but it is captured after [sc. a long] time."[2] In reference to those who experience misfortune.
Greek Original:
*pi/qhkos: to\ zw=|on, h( mimw/. para\ to\ piqw=, piqh/sw: pei/qei ga\r h(ma=s. kai\ paroimi/a: *ge/rwn pi/qhkos ou)x a(li/sketai. a(li/sketai me/n, meta\ xro/non d' a(li/sketai. e)pi\ tw=n dustuxhsa/ntwn.
[1] cf. pi 1578, pi 1579.
[2] See gamma 203 for a fuller version (captured 'in a trap'); Apostolius 5.37. Other paroemiographers say 'old fox'.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 November 2002@23:20:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 21 November 2002@03:22:57.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 15 May 2011@09:04:12.
David Whitehead on 2 October 2011@06:39:42.
David Whitehead on 3 October 2013@07:36:10.


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