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Headword: Μὴ πρὸς λέοντα δορκὰς ἅψομαι μάχης
Adler number: mu,977
Translated headword: I a gazelle will not pick a fight with a lion
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those of unequal strength.
Greek Original:
Μὴ πρὸς λέοντα δορκὰς ἅψομαι μάχης: ἐπὶ τῶν τὴν ἰσχὺν ἀνίσων.
Diogenianus 6.59 (with the preferable ἅψωμαι ); cf. delta 1386 and pi 2751.
Keywords: daily life; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 October 2001@03:46:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 30 October 2001@00:59:12.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 7 April 2008@07:41:55.
David Whitehead on 22 May 2013@04:33:23.
David Whitehead on 18 May 2016@06:52:10.


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