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Headword: Μυσὶ κανθαρίς
Adler number: mu,1471
Translated headword: a blister-beetle to mice
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to worthless people/things.
Greek Original:
Μυσὶ κανθαρίς: ἐπὶ τῶν μηδενὸς ἀξίων.
Notes:
cf. Diogenianus 6.49 and other paroemiographers.
For other proverbs with this sense see (e.g.) alpha 1384, alpha 1551, kappa 346, kappa 2048.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 July 2009@06:39:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 28 July 2009@18:29:41.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 29 July 2009@03:15:56.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2013@04:21:13.

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