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Headword: *(/amaca to\n bou=n e(/lkei
Adler number: alpha,1486
Translated headword: a wagon is dragging the ox
Vetting Status: high
[no gloss]
Greek Original:
*(/amaca to\n bou=n e(/lkei.
Very similar entry in Photius (glossed as 'a proverb'); cf. Diogenianus 3.30. A Greek version of "putting the cart before the horse" or "the tail is wagging the dog." Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1885.
Keywords: daily life; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 9 June 2000@08:41:20.
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Catharine Roth (Added note and keyword.) on 24 August 2000@00:50:01.
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 7 July 2002@05:49:25.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 12 February 2012@05:51:27.
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