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Headword: Tris hex
Adler number: tau,934
Translated headword: triple six
Vetting Status: high
A winning throw. A proverb [sc. says]: "either triple six or three aces."
Greek Original:
Tris hex: nikêtêrios bolos. paroimia: ê tris hex ê treis kuboi.
The phrase "triple six" is used by the watchman in the prolog of Aeschylus, Agamemnon (33) to describe his joy at the beacon signal announcing the fall of Troy. The proverb here associated with it is discussed at tau 1006; see also eta 635. The proverb was apparently sometimes used with the Ionian dialect word for 'ones': omicroniota 106, cf. tau 1005.
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 8 December 2000@07:55:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 11 September 2002@05:21:07.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetics) on 5 April 2010@08:22:28.


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