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Headword: *)/apeiroi gu=pes
Adler number: alpha,3137
Translated headword: inexperienced vultures, innumerable vultures
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those keeping watch upon someone for inheritance or for profit; as vultures attend upon those who are dying.
Greek Original:
*)/apeiroi gu=pes: e)pi\ tw=n dia\ klhronomi/an h)\ dia\ ke/rdos prosedreuo/ntwn tini/: paro/son oi( gu=pes toi=s qnhsimai/ois paredreu/ousin.
Diogenianus 2.88 and other paroemiographers -- which however read a(/per oi( gu=pes, "(you are acting) just as the vultures." The Suda's a)/peiroi is a mistake.
See generally Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.768.
Keywords: daily life; economics; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 July 2000@23:21:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 16 March 2001@05:44:33.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 28 November 2005@08:29:26.
Catharine Roth (added keyword and betacode) on 28 November 2005@11:32:30.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 29 March 2012@04:53:36.
David Whitehead (another note) on 15 August 2012@08:52:53.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 7 August 2015@11:08:54.


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