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Headword: Λημνίᾳ χειρί
Adler number: lambda,450
Translated headword: with a Lemnian hand
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] with a cruel and lawless [one]. From the story: for they say that the women in Lemnos were accused of killing their husbands, because they were not having sexual intercourse with them.
Greek Original:
Λημνίᾳ χειρί: ὠμῇ καὶ παρανόμῳ. ἀπὸ τῆς ἱστορίας: φασὶ γὰρ τὰς ἐν Λήμνῳ γυναῖκας τοὺς ἄνδρας αὐτῶν ἀνελεῖν αἰτιωμένας, ὅτι αὐταῖς οὐκ ἐμίγνυντο.
Notes:
cf. Hesychius lambda872 and Zenobius 4.91 (and more summarily in other paroemiographers).
For Lemnos cf. lambda 448 and the other cross-references there.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; proverbs; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 May 2003@05:12:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 6 May 2003@01:16:20.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 2 July 2004@08:00:57.
David Whitehead on 18 April 2013@05:04:58.

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