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Headword: *bou=s e)n au)li/w| ka/qh|
Adler number: beta,459
Translated headword: you are an ox sitting in a courtyard
Vetting Status: high
A proverb in reference to useless people.
Greek Original:
*bou=s e)n au)li/w| ka/qh|: paroimi/a e)pi\ tw=n a)xrh/stwn.
In Cratinus fr. 32 Kock, now 34 K.-A. Same or similar entry in Hesychius and some of the paroemiographers. (The modern equivalent might be: a square peg in a round hole.)
cf. beta 458 (end).
Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 June 2002@22:00:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; added notes and keywords) on 5 June 2002@03:12:11.
David Whitehead (tweaked hw and tr; more keywords) on 3 June 2012@05:33:31.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2014@03:53:04.
David Whitehead on 23 September 2015@07:48:09.


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