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πρόβατον 1 προβαίνω

1.mostly in pl. πρόβατα, properly, anything that walks forward; in Hom. generally of cattle, flocks and herds; in Hdt. and Pind. also of horses; τὰ λεπτὰ τῶν προβάτων small cattle, i. e. sheep and goats, Hdt.; but in attic always of sheep, Ar., Thuc.
2.proverb. of stupid, lazy people, πρόβατ᾽ ἄλλως a set of sheep, Ar.; so, προβατίου βίος, i. e. a lazy do-nothing life, id=Ar.

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