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Headword: UNKNOWN_*ou)dei\s oi)=de to\n qhsauro\n to\n e)mo\n, plh\n ei)/ tis a)/r' o)/rnis
Adler number: omicron,822
Translated headword: no one knows my treasure unless some bird [knows]
Vetting Status: high
Proverbial. [Meaning] no one knows what I said, except if some bird [knows]. In reference to unknown things. Again:[1] 'no one sees me, except the bird flying by'. Aristophanes [says this].
Greek Original:
*ou)dei\s oi)=de to\n qhsauro\n to\n e)mo\n, plh\n ei)/ tis a)/r' o)/rnis: paroimiako/n. ou)dei\s oi)=de ti/ w(mi/lhsa, plh/n ge ei)/ tis o)/rnis. e)pi\ tw=n a)gnw/stwn. pa/lin: ou)dei/s me qewrei=, plh\n o( paripta/menos o)/rnis. *)aristofa/nhs.
Aristophanes, Birds 601 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. already under omicron 615.
[1] Meaning a closely analogous proverb.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 July 2010@01:30:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 July 2010@03:17:14.
David Whitehead on 31 July 2013@07:05:24.
Catharine Roth (added a keyword) on 9 August 2013@22:25:45.


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