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Headword: Γέρων ἀλώπηξ οὐχ ἁλίσκεται πάγῃ
Adler number: gamma,202
Translated headword: an old fox is not caught in a trap
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverb] in reference to those [made] experienced and hard to catch by the passage of time.[1]
Also "an old ox [is] sorrow-free at home," in reference to those who died when their time came.[2]
Greek Original:
Γέρων ἀλώπηξ οὐχ ἁλίσκεται πάγῃ: ἐπὶ τῶν διὰ χρόνου πλῆθος ἐμπείρων καὶ δυσαλώτων. καὶ Γέρων βοῦς ἀπένθητος δόμοισιν, ἐπὶ τῶν καθ' ὥραν τελευτησάντων.
[1] Zenobius 2.90, etc.; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1083; cf. gamma 203, with ape for fox.
[2] Zenobius 2.97.
Keywords: daily life; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 August 2001@05:50:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added references) on 4 July 2002@21:43:36.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 5 July 2002@03:06:24.
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