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Headword: *sikelo\s o)mfaki/zetai
Adler number: sigma,392
Translated headword: a Sicilian is eating unripe fruit
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who do themselves great injury for little anticipated gain. But it can also apply to those picking out what is rather seasonable.
Greek Original:
*sikelo\s o)mfaki/zetai: e)pi\ tw=n dia\ mikra\ u(popteuo/mena ke/rdh mega/lws blaptome/nwn. du/natai de\ kai\ e)pi\ tw=n ta\ w(raio/tera e)klegome/nwn ta/ssesqai.
Epicharmus fr. 239 Kassel-Austin; Zenobius 5.84, etc.
cf. omicron 320.
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; ethics; food; geography; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 November 2001@06:18:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 31 December 2003@00:13:43.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 31 December 2003@03:35:12.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 17 August 2011@10:35:37.
David Whitehead on 24 December 2013@06:07:07.
David Whitehead on 21 December 2014@11:21:14.


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