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Headword: Χαῖρε φίλον φῶς
Adler number: chi,157
Translated headword: farewell dear light
Vetting Status: high
When a woman wants to misbehave and puts out the lamp, this, they say, is what she says. But others [specify] a bad woman, others an old one.
Greek Original:
Χαῖρε φίλον φῶς: γυναῖκα βουλομένην ἀκολασταίνειν σβέσασαν τὴν λύχνον, φασὶ τοῦτο εἰπεῖν. οἱ δὲ αἰσχράν, ἄλλοι γραῦν.
cf. Zenobius 6.42 and (more exactly) Apostolius 18.14; and see generally Tosi [cited under alpha 378] no.303.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; proverbs; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 April 2003@10:12:58.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Raised status) on 29 August 2003@16:01:40.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 31 August 2003@08:53:57.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2012@03:21:52.
David Whitehead on 10 November 2013@05:32:54.


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