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Headword: *)akarpo/teros *)adw/nidos kh/pou
Adler number: alpha,807
Translated headword: more barren than a garden of Adonis
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those unable to give birth to anything productive. Things grown in pots are described [in these terms].
Greek Original:
*)akarpo/teros *)adw/nidos kh/pou: e)pi\ tw=n mhde\n gennai=on tekei=n duname/nwn. le/gontai de\ ta\ ei)s ta\ o)/straka futeuo/mena.
Zenobius 1.49, etc. For the gardens of Adonis see already alpha 517. (For 'more barren than...' cf. alpha 806.)
Keywords: agriculture; botany; daily life; imagery; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 November 2000@22:12:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keyword) on 7 November 2000@06:03:18.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2000@06:04:36.
David Whitehead on 14 February 2001@05:22:45.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword) on 11 July 2003@09:11:08.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 23 January 2012@07:09:03.


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