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Headword: Γραῦς χορεύει
Adler number: gamma,432
Translated headword: an old woman is dancing
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who do something out of season; for dancing is appropriate [only] for young women.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] "old women's chatterings", the proverb in reference to those who babble foolishly.[2]
Greek Original:
Γραῦς χορεύει: ἐπὶ τῶν παρ' ὥραν τι διαπραττομένων: ταῖς γὰρ νέαις πρέπει τὸ χορεύειν. καὶ Γραῶν ὕθλοι, ἡ παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν μάτην ληρούντων.
[1] Zenobius 2.96.
[2] Diogenianus 3.79.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; medicine; proverbs; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 13 March 2001@00:03:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; minor cosmetics) on 13 March 2001@03:29:43.
David Whitehead (supplied notes; cosmetics) on 15 November 2005@10:08:48.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 June 2012@05:24:32.


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