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Headword: *blhxw/dhs
Adler number: beta,337
Translated headword: bleating, sheepish
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] similar in mind to sheep.
"The shepherd being foolish and altogether sheepish was about to send [the dogs]."[1]
Greek Original:
*blhxw/dhs: pro/basi to\n nou=n o(/moios. mwro\s de\ poimh\n kai\ ta\ pa/nta blhxw/dhs pe/mpein e)/mellen.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras. LSJ entry at web address 1.
[1] Babrius 93.5-6; the wolves are attempting to persuade the sheep to hand over their dogs. [*blhxw/dhs is accepted by the editors of Babrius in preference to the corrupt reading of the manuscripts; but sense requires them to keep mwro\s de\ poi/mnh, "the flock being foolish."]
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 November 2000@00:02:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (restorative and other cosmetics) on 30 August 2002@08:22:26.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 29 May 2012@05:36:11.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 29 May 2012@18:58:37.
David Whitehead (note cosmetics) on 30 May 2012@03:22:20.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 23 June 2012@00:40:07.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 26 August 2015@06:04:21.


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