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Headword: Μῦς ἄρτι πίττης γευόμενος
Adler number: mu,1468
Translated headword: a mouse just now tasting pitch
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those who begin boldly and shamelessly but are suddenly shown to be cowards.[1]
Interpretation of a dream: when a mouse has reappeared, he is crafty in his ways.[2]
Greek Original:
Μῦς ἄρτι πίττης γευόμενος: ἐπὶ τῶν πρῴην μὲν τολμηρῶν καὶ ἀναιδῶν, ἀθρόον δὲ δειλῶν ἀναφανέντων. λύσις ὀνείρου: Μῦς δ' αὖ φανεὶς ἔνδολος ἐν τρόποις πέλει.
Notes:
[1] For other explanations see however mu 1477 and in the later paroemiographers.
[2] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251).
Keywords: daily life; definition; dreams; ethics; imagery; poetry; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 July 2009@05:51:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 31 July 2009@17:27:11.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 2 August 2009@04:25:04.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2013@04:09:38.

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