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Headword: *)andria/nta gargali/zein
Adler number: alpha,2169
Translated headword: to tickle a statue
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to things that are impossible.
Greek Original:
*)andria/nta gargali/zein: e)pi\ tw=n a)duna/twn.
Registered in the form 'you are tickling ...' by Plutarch, Ekloge peri ton adunaton line 45, and Apostolius 2.84.
For tickling cf. gamma 62, gamma 63, gamma 267.
Keywords: art history; daily life; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 October 2000@23:19:53.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified translation, raised status.) on 31 October 2000@23:40:06.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 2 August 2002@07:21:38.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks) on 1 March 2012@04:13:35.
David Whitehead on 11 July 2015@06:56:19.


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