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Headword: *dasu/pous
Adler number: delta,86
Translated headword: rough-foot, shaggy-foot
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] hare.
And [there is] a proverb: "sooner will a tortoise outrun a rough-foot [sc. than a certain thing will happen];" in reference to the impossible.
Greek Original:
*dasu/pous: lagw/s. kai\ paroimi/a: *pro/teron xelw/nh paradramei=tai dasu/poda: e)pi\ tou= a)duna/tou.
Comica adespota fr. 555 Kock, now 828 K.-A.; Diogenianus 7.57 and other paroemiographers. Compare generically pi 2875.
For hares and proverbs see also delta 87.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 July 2002@21:22:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword) on 21 July 2002@05:06:38.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 25 February 2010@00:50:46.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 15 June 2012@11:30:18.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2014@10:51:12.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2015@03:07:03.


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