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Headword: Ἡμένη πελειάς
Adler number: eta,290
Translated headword: sitting dove
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to very simple [people], by a comparison of [= with] decoying. For the [she-doves] flying away deceive others; for to decoy means to deceive.
Greek Original:
Ἡμένη πελειάς: ἐπὶ τῶν ἁπλουστάτων, κατὰ ἀντιπαρεξέτασιν τῆς παλευτρίας. αἱ γὰρ ἐξιπτάμεναι ἀπατῶσιν ἑτέρας: παλεῦσαι γὰρ τὸ ἀπατῆσαι σημαίνει.
Note:
Appendix Proverbiorum 3.11; cf. Apostolius 8.54.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 August 2005@04:06:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 3 August 2005@10:23:07.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 4 August 2005@01:59:54.
David Whitehead on 16 December 2012@07:29:33.
David Whitehead on 23 April 2016@06:03:51.

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