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Headword: Τὸν ἵππον Σκύθης
Adler number: tau,764
Translated headword: the Skythian [and] the horse
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those secretly desirous of something, but in public repelled. Another version is: 'the Skythian [toying with] the horse'.
See in the [entry] '[the] Skythian'.[1] See the same proverb also in the [entry] 'acting coyly'.[2]
Greek Original:
Τὸν ἵππον ὁ Σκύθης: ἐπὶ τῶν κρύφα τινὸς ἐφιεμένων, φανερῶς δὲ ἀπωθουμένων. λέγεται δὲ καί, ὁ Σκύθης τὸν ἵππον. ζήτει καὶ ἐν τῷ Σκύθης. ζήτει τὴν αὐτὴν παροιμίαν καὶ ἐν τῷ ἀκκιζόμενος.
Notes:
[1] omicron 695.
[2] alpha 878.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; geography; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 May 2010@05:18:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 20 May 2010@15:03:46.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 21 May 2010@04:18:29.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2014@06:37:15.

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