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Headword: Ψευδόπυρα
Adler number: psi,57
Translated headword: false watch-fires
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A strategem, which they make by burning fires through the night to terrify the enemy.
Greek Original:
Ψευδόπυρα: στρατήγημα, ὅπερ ποιοῦσι, διὰ νυκτὸς καίοντες πυρὰ πρὸς κατάπληξιν τῶν πολεμίων.
Note:
Though the headword term, as explained here, ought to have been commonplace enough, it is otherwise attested only in two late paroemiographers (Macarius Chrysocephalus 8.86; Michael Apostolius 18.53).
Keywords: daily life; definition; military affairs; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 December 2005@19:40:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and more keywords) on 29 December 2005@01:35:13.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 5 August 2011@05:17:16.

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