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Headword: *oi)nai=oi th\n xara/dran
Adler number: omicroniota,108
Translated headword: Oinaians (and) the torrent
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those summoned to help but doing harm; for when the men of Oinoe were diverting the torrent a mass of water rushed onto them and deluged everything.
Greek Original:
*oi)nai=oi th\n xara/dran: e)pi\ tw=n e)p' w)felei/a| parakaloume/nwn, blapto/ntwn de/: tw=n ga\r *oi)nai/wn paroxeteuo/ntwn th\n xara/dran, e)pirrage\n u(/dwr polu\ kate/kluse pa/nta.
Same entry in Photius, Lexicon omicron117 Theodoridis (from Pausanias the Atticist); likewise or similarly in several of the paroemiographers.
See omicroniota 121 and the notes there.
Keywords: aetiology; daily life; ethics; geography; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 October 2001@02:51:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 8 October 2001@17:37:46.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 17 September 2002@09:42:04.
David Whitehead on 11 August 2011@07:35:04.
David Whitehead on 11 August 2011@07:35:32.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2013@05:37:39.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2016@09:00:06.


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