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Headword: *)ae/ra dai/rein
Adler number: alpha,554
Translated headword: to thrash air
Vetting Status: high
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Greek Original:
*)ae/ra dai/rein.
A proverbial phrase, with variants in both Greek and Latin authors, for doing something impractical. See Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1883.
The verb is a variant of de/rein; cf. delta 266.
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 April 2000@08:59:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 1 May 2002@06:13:06.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaks) on 12 January 2012@03:56:20.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@06:03:27.


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