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Headword: *ponhra\ kata\ trugo/na ya/lleis
Adler number: pi,2037
Translated headword: you are twanging dolefully like a dove
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those living in a base and grievous state.[1] For it is when a dove is hungry that she twangs most.
Greek Original:
*ponhra\ kata\ trugo/na ya/lleis: e)pi\ tw=n moxqhrw=s kai\ e)pipo/nws zw/ntwn. kai\ ga\r h( trugw/n, e)peida\n peina=|, to/te ma/lista ya/llei.
For the verb here, more usually applied to plucking a stringed instrument, cf. psi 12, psi 13, psi 14.
[1] So too Diogenianus 7.71, and other paroemiographers. Again at tau 1094.
Keywords: daily life; food; imagery; meter and music; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Nathan Greenberg ✝ on 20 May 2002@09:44:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 21 May 2002@03:40:48.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 October 2011@07:10:42.
David Whitehead on 9 October 2013@08:04:49.


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