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Headword: Αἰετὸς ἐν νεφέλαις
Adler number: alphaiota,98
Translated headword: an eagle in clouds
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those who are difficult to catch. Inasmuch as an eagle when it is in the clouds cannot be caught.
Greek Original:
Αἰετὸς ἐν νεφέλαις: ἐπὶ τῶν δυσαλώτων. παρόσον αἰετὸς ἐν νεφέλαις ὢν οὐχ ἁλίσκεται.
Notes:
Zenobius 2.50, already at alpha 575.
For eagles cf. beta 593, alphaiota 97, epsilon 4025, omicron 992, pi 2185.
Keywords: daily life; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 May 2003@01:13:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword and x-refs; cosmetics) on 9 May 2003@03:10:17.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 1 December 2003@04:50:10.
David Whitehead on 14 May 2012@03:47:34.

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