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Headword: Anti perkês skorpion
Adler number: alpha,2712
Translated headword: a scorpion instead of a perch
Vetting Status: high
A proverb in reference to those choosing worse things instead of better.
Greek Original:
Anti perkês skorpion: paroimia epi tôn ta cheirô hairoumenôn anti tôn beltionôn.
Also in Zenobius 1.88 and other paroemiographers.
Keywords: daily life; food; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 November 2000@22:56:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 15 August 2002@04:24:39.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 19 March 2012@04:47:23.
David Whitehead on 25 July 2015@06:56:05.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 28 August 2015@10:30:38.


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