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Headword: Ψευδόπυρα
Adler number: psi,57
Translated headword: false watch-fires
Vetting Status: high
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.
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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