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Headword: *to\ qermo\n tou= o)belou=
Adler number: tau,734
Translated headword: the heat of the spit
Vetting Status: high
The proverb applied to those who choose the worse instead of the better,[1] from those clutching, through inexperience, a fired-up spit. Sophocles mentions it.[2]
Greek Original:
*to\ qermo\n tou= o)belou=: e)pi\ tw=n ai(roume/nwn ta\ xei/rona a)nti\ tw=n kreitto/nwn h( paroimi/a, a)po\ tw=n a)pei/rws drassome/nwn kata\ to\ pepurwme/non tw=n o)beli/skwn. me/mnhtai au)th=s *sofoklh=s.
Same entry in Photius; and cf. Zenobius 6.19
[1] See already under omicron 6.
[2] Sophocles fr.814 Radt.
Keywords: daily life; food; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 April 2003@04:20:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 27 October 2004@16:44:12.
David Whitehead (another note) on 1 May 2011@08:34:09.


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