feel sorta dumb (ya think?) .. I know its something like honor, and valor, or something like that.. Least i think its a two word phrase that has a similar meaning.. What i don't know is the origin of it.. is this french.. (as in the legion) and the exact meaning..always a little embarassed i see this at gun shows, and ive seen it on here, but tired of acting like i know what it is when i don't so if ya all could bring greg up to speed ...it would be appreciated..
Labe is to wash up or refresh kinda. I have no idea what molon is or what lang this is supposed to actually be.
Look it up on Wikipedia. I did, and it's too complicated to reproduce it all here.
The Greek phrase Molōn labe! (Μολὼν λαβέ; approximate Classical Greek pronunciation [molɔ̀ːn labé], Modern Greek [moˈlon laˈve]), meaning "Come and take them!" is a classical expression of defiance reported by King Leonidas in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. It corresponds roughly to the modern equivalent English phrase "over my dead body," "bring it on" or, most closely, "come and get it","from my cold dead hands". It is an exemplary use of a laconic phrase.
To late and to tired to go to wicipedia.. Here ya go bigg'n.. This is what our pres Sam had posted.. I used the Little search engine top right on the screen.. Ive only used it twice before and it paid off.. By the way we have an edicate thing.. If you post something that came from somewhere, or someone else we always give credit to who ever posted it..
Molon Labe - ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ - Greek - Means "Come and Take Them"
Two little words. With these two words, two concepts were verbalized that have lived for nearly two and a half Millennia. They signify and characterize both the heart of the Warrior, and the indomitable spirit of mankind.
In 480 B.C. the forces of the Persian Empire under King Xerxes, numbering, according to Herodotus, two million men, bridged the Hellespont and marched in their myriads to invade and enslave Greece.
King Leonidas of Sparta and another Greek city-state agreed to help stop the invading Persians, and marched with 300 hand-picked troops to Thermopylae on the north coast of Greece. Thermopylae was the best of three possible defensive areas in which Xerxes' invading army had to advance. This mountain gap along the coast was about 60 feet wide, and was the best location for a blocking action. The confines between mountains and sea were so narrow that the Persian multitudes and their cavalry would be at least partially neutralized. Since the 300 knew they were going to die fighting against overwhelming force the first requirement was that each man had to have a son left behind.
When Leonidas was preparing to make his stand, a Persian envoy arrived. The envoy explained to Leonidas the futility of trying to resist the advance of the huge Persian army and demanded that the Spartans lay down their arms. Leonidas told Xerxes "MOLON LABE", or "Come And Get Them."
"Our archers are so numerous," said the envoy, "that the flight of their arrows darkens the sun."
You know how other posts don't show when your making a comment.. Tired and going to bed see you guys later.. guess we know what it means now..
The reverse side of " GUNSLOT"
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