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Headword: *skiamaxw=
Adler number: sigma,598
Translated headword: I am shadow-fighting
Vetting Status: high
In reference to the impossible. I am fighting a shadow.
Greek Original:
*skiamaxw=: e)pi\ tw=n a)duna/twn. th=| skia=| ma/xomai.
For this verb see also under alpha 3372, gamma 281, chi 256. The present entry is tentatively classified by Adler as a proverb (presumably because of the first gloss), but there is nothing of relevance in the paroemiographers.
Keywords: daily life; definition; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 December 2002@05:46:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 19 December 2004@13:32:50.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 20 December 2004@02:58:44.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 18 August 2011@06:56:19.


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