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Headword: *)af' u(yhlou= mou katagela=|s
Adler number: alpha,4666
Translated headword: you are laughing at me from on high
Vetting Status: high
That is, you are looking down on me entirely. The metaphor [comes] from those "speaking from a height", a)f' u(/yous.
Greek Original:
*)af' u(yhlou= mou katagela=|s: oi(onei\ pa/nu mou katafronei=s. h( metafora\ a)po\ tw=n a)f' u(/yous dialegome/nwn.
Diogenianus 3.24.
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2001@13:48:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 June 2001@03:48:51.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 29 August 2002@03:29:27.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:00:24.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 9 May 2012@05:22:31.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode) on 1 January 2016@00:44:07.


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