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Headword: Λημνίᾳ χειρί
Adler number: lambda,450
Translated headword: with a Lemnian hand
Vetting Status: high
[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.
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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