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Headword: Λάρος ἐν ἕλεσι
Adler number: lambda,128
Translated headword: a gull in the marshes
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proverb in reference to those quick to pay back [sc. what they owe].
Greek Original:
Λάρος ἐν ἕλεσι: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν ταχὺ ἀποδιδόντων.
Notes:
Likewise Apostolius 10.48. Photius, Lexicon lambda103 Theodoridis gives the phrase as 'a gull in Nemesis', which one might have thought the preferable lectio difficilior, but Theodoridis, while printing it, mentions Dindorf's rejection of it; also Dobree's suggestion that it is the title of a play by Cratinus.
For proverbial gulls see also lambda 127.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; economics; ethics; geography; proverbs; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 July 2006@07:25:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 July 2006@11:12:13.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 20 July 2006@03:13:39.
David Whitehead on 2 April 2013@10:14:09.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2016@07:14:38.

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