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Headword: Λήθαργος κύων
Adler number: lambda,410
Translated headword: lazy dog, lethargic dog
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] one which fawns, but bites surreptitiously. With horses too, the careless and feeble and idle ones are called lazy/lethargic. There is also a particular [sc. medical] condition, with fever, [sc. called lethargy].
Greek Original:
Λήθαργος κύων: ὁ προσσαίνων μέν, λάθρα δὲ δάκνων. καὶ τῶν ἵππων οἱ μὲν ἀμελεῖς καὶ ἀβλεμεῖς καὶ νωθροὶ λήθαργοι καλοῦνται. ἔστι δὲ καὶ πάθος τι σὺν πυρετῷ.
Notes:
Very similar entry in Hesychius and (showing that the headword phrase was, or became, proverbial) Zenobius 4.90 and other paroemiographers; and cf. lambda 178.
For the adjective contrast lambda 409.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; medicine; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 April 2008@07:14:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 April 2008@20:24:39.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 11 April 2008@03:25:55.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@08:13:28.

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