Red sky at night, shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning

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Teke frå "Red" i The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs. Ed. Jennifer Speake. Oxford University Press, 2009.

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Kontekst: 'Raud himmel om kvelden lover godt for gjetaren. Raud himmel om morgonen spår vondt for han.' Eit svært utbreidd engelsk vêrteikn.

Ordtaket speler på Matteus 16:2–3: When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and louring.
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The next morning it was raining steadily, this in spite of the flush of sunset the evening before. ..Red sky at night, shepherds' delight. Well all right, perhaps so, if they'd been praying for rain. And Hope to Die ii. 15 (1995) R. Ormerod

Pink clouds sailed high over the island. What was that saying I had heard from Uncle Stoppard? Red skies at night: a sailor's delight Red skies at morning: a sailor takes warning.

Coral Coffin ii. 16 (2002) M. Dahl
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«Red sky at night, shepherd's delight;
red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning»
Raude morgonskyer. (Foto: Simon Eugster)
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«Red sky at night, shepherd's delight;
red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning» Engelsk ordtak