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Headword: *(rexqe\n de/ te nh/pios e)/gnw
Adler number: rho,107
Translated headword: what was [already] done even a fool knew
Vetting Status: high
This is said in Homer, because a stupid man recognizes the deed after it happens.
Greek Original:
*(rexqe\n de/ te nh/pios e)/gnw: ei)/rhtai par' *(omh/rw|, o(/ti o( mwro\s meta\ to\ gene/sqai to\ pra=gma e)piginw/skei.
Homer, Iliad 17.32 (already quoted at alpha 1218); Zenobius 2.14, etc.
Keywords: daily life; epic; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 August 2006@22:57:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 28 August 2006@11:10:15.


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