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Headword: *)exi=nos
Adler number: epsilon,4010
Translated headword: sea-urchin
Vetting Status: high
"What sort of Nereus gives his foresighted girls to the tossing of the sea-urchins in the deep, in such a way that they flee from the effects of the storm before the storm?"[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a proverb: "before two urchins could come together in friendship, one from the sea, the other from dry-land"; in reference to dissimilar [things].[2]
Greek Original:
*)exi=nos. poi=os de\ *nhreu\s tw=n e)xi/nwn toi=s sa/lois probleptika\s di/dwsin e)n buqw=| ko/ras, o(/pws fu/gwsi pro\ za/lhs ta\ th=s za/lhs. kai\ paroimi/a: pri/n ke du/o e)xi=noi e)s fili/an e)/lqoien, o( me\n e)k pela/gous, o( de\ e)k xe/rsou: e)pi\ tw=n a)nomoi/wn.
For this headword in other senses, zoological and other, cf. epsilon 4009, epsilon 4011, epsilon 4012, epsilon 4013.
[1] George of Pisidia, Hexameron 1161-3. For Nereus and the Nereids cf. nu 328, nu 329, nu 330, nu 333.
[2] cf. Diogenianus 7.61.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; mythology; poetry; proverbs; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 11 February 2008@21:24:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (notes; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 February 2008@06:43:07.
David Whitehead on 21 November 2012@05:08:22.
David Whitehead (coding) on 22 March 2016@10:07:48.


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