Red sky at night, shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning
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.
Kontekst: 'Raud himmel om kvelden lover godt for gjetaren. Raud himmel om morgonen spår vondt for han.' Eit svært utbreidd engelsk vêrteikn.
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
- «Like a red morn, that ever yet betoken'd»
- «Aftonrodnad ger vacker natt. Morgonrodnad vatten i hatt.»
red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning»
red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning» Engelsk ordtak