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Headword: *grau=s xoreu/ei
Adler number: gamma,432
Translated headword: an old woman is dancing
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who do something out of season; for dancing is appropriate [only] for young women.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] "old women's chatterings", the proverb in reference to those who babble foolishly.[2]
Greek Original:
*grau=s xoreu/ei: e)pi\ tw=n par' w(/ran ti diaprattome/nwn: tai=s ga\r ne/ais pre/pei to\ xoreu/ein. kai\ *graw=n u(/qloi, h( paroimi/a e)pi\ tw=n ma/thn lhrou/ntwn.
[1] Zenobius 2.96.
[2] Diogenianus 3.79.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; medicine; proverbs; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 13 March 2001@00:03:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; minor cosmetics) on 13 March 2001@03:29:43.
David Whitehead (supplied notes; cosmetics) on 15 November 2005@10:08:48.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 June 2012@05:24:32.


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