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Headword: Μῦς πίσσης γεύεται
Adler number: mu,1477
Translated headword: a mouse is tasting pitch
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those just ending [something] with an effort.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] "as many as a mouse in pitch", from Mys the Tarentine, who ended poorly at the Olympics.[2]
Greek Original:
Μῦς πίσσης γεύεται: ἐπὶ τῶν νεωστὶ ἀπαλλασσόντων μετὰ κόπου. καὶ Ὅσα μῦς ἐν πίσσῃ, ἀπὸ Μυὸς τοῦ Ταραντίνου, κακῶς Ὀλυμπίασιν ἀπαλλάξαντος.
Notes:
Similar entry in Photius (mu621 Theodoridis).
[1] For other explanations see however mu 1468 and in the later paroemiographers.
[2] See omicron 680.
Keywords: athletics; biography; daily life; definition; geography; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 July 2009@05:57:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 31 July 2009@17:28:16.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 2 August 2009@04:25:58.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2013@04:32:51.

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