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Headword: *)antlei=n a)mfote/rais
Adler number: alpha,2749
Translated headword: to draw [water] with both
Vetting Status: high
It leaves out "hands". A proverb in reference to those doing something with eagerness.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] a)ntlh/sate u(/dwr ["draw water"]; [sc. the verb there is used] with an accusative. "I am drawing water for you."[2]
Greek Original:
*)antlei=n a)mfote/rais: lei/pei xersi/. paroimi/a e)pi\ tw=n spoudh=| ti poiou/ntwn. kai\ *)antlh/sate u(/dwr: ai)tiatikh=|. a)ntlw= soi de\ u(/dwr.
[1] Also in Zenobius 1.98 and other paroemiographers.
[2] If the phrase "I am drawing water for you" is a quotation (rather than simply being a paradigmatic phrase to illustrate this idiom with dative of person), it is unidentifiable. However, the aorist a)ntlh/sate u(/dwr is attested several times in Christian writings as a variant of the future a)ntlh/sete u(/dwr in the Septuagint (Isaiah 12.3: a)ntlh/sete u(/dwr met' eu)frosu/nhs e)k tw=n phgw=n tou= swthri/ou.
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 November 2000@20:24:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; cosmetics) on 20 November 2000@05:54:41.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; restorative and other cosmetics) on 15 August 2002@06:21:51.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betcode and other cosmetics) on 19 March 2012@07:03:54.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 28 August 2012@11:11:01.
David Whitehead on 26 July 2015@11:35:01.
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