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Headword: *le/onta cura=|s
Adler number: lambda,250
Translated headword: you are shaving a lion
Vetting Status: high
A proverb said in reference to those attempting the impossible.[1]
Interpretation of a dream: to see lions shows battles of enemies.[2]
See on a lion in the [entry] 'with hair standing on end'.[3]
Greek Original:
*le/onta cura=|s: paroimi/a legome/nh e)pi\ tw=n ta\ a)du/nata e)pixeirou/ntwn. lu/sis o)nei/rou: le/ontas i)dei=n dusmenw=n dhloi= ma/xas. zh/tei peri\ le/ontos e)n tw=| frico/trixa.
[1] Also in Photius (and the paroemiographers), and cf. the scholia to Plato, Republic 341C (where the phrase 'attempting to shave a lion' occurs). See web address 1.
[2] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251).
[3] phi 718.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dreams; meter and music; poetry; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 April 2008@10:20:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 10 April 2008@15:17:58.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 11 April 2008@03:10:31.
David Whitehead on 4 April 2013@08:18:40.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2016@08:09:03.


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