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Headword: Tris hex
Adler number: tau,1005
Translated headword: triple six
Vetting Status: high
A winning throw.
And another proverb: "triple six or three 'ones'." For this is what Ionians call the aces.
Greek Original:
Tris hex: nikêtêrios bolos. kai hetera paroimia: tris hex ê treis oinas. houtô gar kalousin Iônes tous kubous.
This phrase is used by the watchman in the prolog of Aeschylus, Agamemnon (33) to express his joy at the beacon fire announcing the fall of Troy (see tau 934). For the meaning of the proverb see tau 1006. The word oi)/nas is the accusative plural of the word in the Ionian dialect for 'one', and has its own heading with this proverb at omicroniota 106.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 8 December 2000@07:52:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 September 2002@05:10:03.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 2 May 2011@04:15:45.


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