There was a mouse in the house in the early morning…
“We will happily dedicate a trophy to the murder of mice.”
στήσομεν εὐθύμως τὸ μυοκτόνον ὧδε τρόπαιον, Batrakhomuomakhia 159
“To mice creeping onto his table, he said: “Look, even Diogenes feeds parasites!”
Πρὸς τοὺς ἑρπύσαντας ἐπὶ τὴν τράπεζαν μῦς, “ἰδού,” φησί,“καὶ Διογένης παρασίτους τρέφει.” Diogenes Laertius, 6.40.2
Some Mouse Compounds
μυοπάρων, a light pirate vessel, lit. “mouse-cheeks”
Two Mouse Proverbs from Michael Apostolios
“A mouse bites a child and runs away”. A proverb used when the small harm the great.
Μῦς δακὼν παῖδ’ ἀπέφυγε: παρόσον καὶ οἱ μικροὶ τοὺς μεγάλους λυποῦσιν ἐνίοτε.
“A mouse didn’t retreat into his hole, but was carrying a gourd.” A proverb applied to those who can do nothing for themselves but want to help others and make much of it.”
Μῦς εἰς τρώγλην οὐ χωρῶν, κολοκύνταν ἔφερεν: ἐπὶ τῶν ἑαυτοῖς μὴ δυναμένων καὶ ἄλλοις θελόντων βοηθῆσαι καὶ περιποιήσασθαι.
Go here for Mouse proverbs from the Suda
2 thoughts on “Words for a Mouse in the House”
These are aMUSing.
Nicely done. We were surprised by MUSterious sounds in the night.