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Old 19th March 2020, 03:17 PM   #42
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There are imprecisions in the translation of Russian into English.
See, for example, item 22: Be slow to insult, quick to avenge.
"To insult" is to offend another person.
In Russian this phrase is: Be slow to anger, etc. With "to anger" as getting offended, becoming angry.

The phrase gets totally different meaning.

And I agree: silver fittings of the scabbard do not necessarily indicate Tiflis production of the dagger as such. In the absence of old provenance I would hesitate to claim its Georgian origin.
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