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Headword: Λεπτή τις ἐλπίς ἐστ' ἐφ' ἧς ὀχούμεθα
Adler number: lambda,295
Translated headword: slender is the hope on which we ride
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The proverb is said in reference to desperate situations.
Greek Original:
Λεπτή τις ἐλπίς ἐστ' ἐφ' ἧς ὀχούμεθα: ἐπὶ τῶν ἀμηχάνων εἴρηται ἡ παροιμία.
Note:
Aristophanes, Knights 1244 (web address 1); Apostolius 10.55.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 December 2002@09:54:23.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; set status) on 1 November 2003@21:43:45.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 2 November 2003@05:39:53.
David Whitehead on 5 April 2013@05:48:01.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 5 April 2013@22:04:30.

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