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Headword: Ὅπου αἱ ἔλαφοι τὰ κέρατα ἀποβάλλουσι
Adler number: omicron,477
Translated headword: where the hind shed their antlers
Vetting Status: high
That is, in inaccessible and rough places. They say the hind shed their antlers by rubbing them against shrubs. Hence the proverb is uttered in the case of people making their lives difficult.
Greek Original:
Ὅπου αἱ ἔλαφοι τὰ κέρατα ἀποβάλλουσι: τουτέστιν ἐν δυσβάτοις καὶ τραχέσι τόποις. φασὶ τὰς ἐλάφους παρατριβούσας τὰ κέρατα ἀποβάλλειν πρὸς θάμνους. ὅθεν ἐπὶ τῶν ἐργώδεις τὰς διατριβὰς ποιουμένων εἰρῆσθαι τὴν παροιμίαν.
cf. Zenobius 5.52.
Keywords: botany; daily life; geography; medicine; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 4 December 2001@19:56:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 5 December 2001@04:44:26.
David Whitehead (note; more keywords) on 5 July 2013@07:49:15.


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