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Headword: *)/arti mu=s pi/tths geu/etai
Adler number: alpha,4043
Translated headword: finally the mouse is tasting pitch
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who come late on to a realization of where they are.
Greek Original:
*)/arti mu=s pi/tths geu/etai: e)pi\ tw=n o)ye\ ei)s ai)/sqhsin e)rxome/nwn e)n oi(=s ei)sin.
Namely, in a mess of their own making. (Some of the paroemiographers gloss in different words but to the same general effect.)
The earliest occurrence of this proverb is in [Demosthenes] 50.26; see also Theocritus, Idylls 14.51.
Keywords: daily life; poetry; proverbs; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 April 2001@23:31:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keywords) on 6 April 2001@04:18:32.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 22 April 2012@08:14:25.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 April 2015@01:21:35.


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