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xerola

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a foreign bird flying over the field
« on: 18 Jan, 2011, 01:46:42 »
...I was not one of the ploughmen at that time, but rather a foreign bird flying over the field...


billberg23

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a foreign bird flying over the field
« Reply #1 on: 18 Jan, 2011, 02:34:08 »
= "a stranger only passing through"?  or is this not a metaphor, but literal?
« Last Edit: 18 Jan, 2011, 02:37:38 by billberg23 »
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a foreign bird flying over the field
« Reply #2 on: 18 Jan, 2011, 10:19:34 »
Of course it is a metaphore but very apt. In the translation the word πουλι/πτηνό should be used. I would suggest "περαστικό πουλί". Other, more poetic expressions would be: διαβατάρικο πουλί που πετά πάνω από το χωράφι/πετούμενο από μακρινούς τόπους που διέρχεται πάνω από τον αγρό.
« Last Edit: 18 Jan, 2011, 10:28:38 by mavrodon »