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Headword: Ἐν πυρὶ βέβηκας
Adler number: epsilon,1429
Translated headword: you walked in a fire
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
One should refer this to those wishing to linger on precarious and dangerous matters. And because he [who is] in a fire ought to step quickly out.
Greek Original:
Ἐν πυρὶ βέβηκας: τοῦτο ἐπιλέγειν χρὴ τοῖς ἐν ἐπισφαλέσι καὶ ἐπικινδύνοις πράγμασιν ἐμφιλοχωρεῖν ἐθέλουσι. καὶ ὅτι χρὴ τὸν ἐν πυρὶ ταχέως ἐκβαίνειν.
Note:
Apostolius 7.43; cf. Diogenianus 4.52.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 April 2003@10:35:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 26 June 2003@00:34:16.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 26 June 2003@03:18:39.
David Whitehead on 29 August 2012@05:43:45.

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