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Headword: *falakro\n ti/lleis
Adler number: phi,39
Translated headword: you are plucking a bald man
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those labouring in vain.
Greek Original:
*falakro\n ti/lleis: e)pi\ tw=n ma/thn ponou/ntwn.
(Entry lacking, Adler reports, in mss AV, but a marginal addition in A.)
Plucking an egg, in other versions.
For baldness cf. phi 38, phi 40, psi 38, psi 73, psi 103.
Keywords: daily life; imagery; medicine; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2002@09:40:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 11 December 2002@21:17:54.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 23 May 2004@10:16:56.
Catharine Roth (added keyword and cross-references) on 23 December 2005@16:47:24.
David Whitehead on 8 August 2011@11:09:28.
David Whitehead on 3 December 2013@09:40:23.


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