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Headword: Σκύθης τὸν ἵππον
Adler number: omicron,695
Translated headword: the Scythian [toying with] the horse
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] is reference to those secretly desirous of something but in public repelled and spitting [on it].
Greek Original:
Ὁ Σκύθης τὸν ἵππον: ἐπὶ τῶν κρύφα τινὸς ἐφιεμένων, φανερῶς δὲ ἀπωθουμένων καὶ διαπτυόντων.
Note:
cf. alpha 878 and especially tau 764.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; geography; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 May 2010@05:13:51.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 20 May 2010@15:04:25.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword) on 21 May 2010@04:17:37.
David Whitehead on 29 July 2013@08:53:12.

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