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Headword: Πυραύστου μόρον
Adler number: pi,3194
Translated headword: moth's fate
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[A moth, πυραύστης ] is a little winged animal, which flying into lamps is burned. And Aeschylus [writes]: "I greatly fear a moth's fate."[1] [This kind of] fate is said of those who live for a short time.
Greek Original:
Πυραύστου μόρον: πτηνόν ἐστι ζωύ̈φιον, ὃ προσιπτάμενον τοῖς λύχνοις καίεται. καὶ Αἰσχύλος: δέδοικα μόρον κάρτα πυραύστου. μόρον δὲ εἴρηται ἐπὶ τῶν ὀλιγοχρονίων.
Notes:
cf. Zenobius 5.79 and other paroemiographers.
For 'fate' see mu 1257.
[1] Aeschylus fr.288 Radt.
Keywords: daily life; definition; proverbs; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Matthew Farmer on 24 March 2008@10:56:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 March 2008@11:10:46.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@09:09:45.

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