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Headword: *la/ros kexhnw/s
Adler number: lambda,127
Translated headword: a gull agape
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to snatchers and thieves. For the gull is a snatching and gluttonous bird.
Greek Original:
*la/ros kexhnw/s: e)pi\ tw=n a(rpaktikw=n kai\ kleptw=n. e)pei\ kai\ o( la/ros o)/rneo/n e)stin a(rpaktiko\n kai\ a)dhfa/gon.
Aristophanes, Knights 956, with scholion; cf. Apostolius 10.46. The allusion is to the political greed of Kleon (kappa 1731).
For proverbial gulls see also lambda 128.
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; economics; ethics; imagery; politics; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 July 2006@07:17:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 July 2006@11:12:41.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 20 July 2006@03:17:48.
David Whitehead on 2 April 2013@10:06:29.


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