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Headword: *purau/stou mo/ron
Adler number: pi,3194
Translated headword: moth's fate
Vetting Status: high
[A moth, purau/sths] is a little winged animal, which flying into lamps is burned. And Aeschylus [writes]: "I greatly fear a moth's fate."[1] [This kind of] fate is said of those who live for a short time.
Greek Original:
*purau/stou mo/ron: pthno/n e)sti zwu/+fion, o(\ prosipta/menon toi=s lu/xnois kai/etai. kai\ *ai)sxu/los: de/doika mo/ron ka/rta purau/stou. mo/ron de\ ei)/rhtai e)pi\ tw=n o)ligoxroni/wn.
cf. Zenobius 5.79 and other paroemiographers.
For 'fate' see mu 1257.
[1] Aeschylus fr.288 Radt.
Keywords: daily life; definition; proverbs; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Matthew Farmer on 24 March 2008@10:56:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 March 2008@11:10:46.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@09:09:45.


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