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Headword: *lepth/ tis e)lpi/s e)st' e)f' h(=s o)xou/meqa
Adler number: lambda,295
Translated headword: slender is the hope on which we ride
Vetting Status: high
The proverb is said in reference to desperate situations.
Greek Original:
*lepth/ tis e)lpi/s e)st' e)f' h(=s o)xou/meqa: e)pi\ tw=n a)mhxa/nwn ei)/rhtai h( paroimi/a.
Aristophanes, Knights 1244 (web address 1); Apostolius 10.55.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 December 2002@09:54:23.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; set status) on 1 November 2003@21:43:45.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 2 November 2003@05:39:53.
David Whitehead on 5 April 2013@05:48:01.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 5 April 2013@22:04:30.


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