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Headword: Γυναικὸς ὄλεθρος
Adler number: gamma,499
Translated headword: a woman's ruination
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who are being killed pitifully; inasmuch as many are terribly ruined by women.[1] Also [sc. attested is] "a woman's buttocks", in reference to the idle. Or because it is necessary for women to remain at home.[2]
Greek Original:
Γυναικὸς ὄλεθρος: ἐπὶ τῶν οἰκτρῶς ἀναιρουμένων: παρόσον πολλοὶ δεινῶς ὑπὸ γυναικῶν ἀπώλοντο. καὶ Γυναικὸς πυγή, ἐπὶ τῶν ἀργῶν. ἢ ὅτι χρὴ τὰς γυναῖκας οἴκοι μένειν.
[1] cf. Apostolius 5.78 (where the proverb itself is couched in plurals).
[2] Appendix Proverbiorum 1.87.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; proverbs; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 July 2002@13:15:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 20 July 2002@11:10:18.
David Whitehead (notes; cosmetics) on 15 November 2005@09:45:52.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 12 June 2012@05:13:26.
David Whitehead on 30 September 2015@04:02:24.


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