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Headword: *dafni/nhn forw= bakthri/an
Adler number: delta,100
Translated headword: I am carrying a laurel staff
Vetting Status: high
This is what those being conspired against by certain people were accustomed to say, inasmuch as laurel [is] an antidote.
Greek Original:
*dafni/nhn forw= bakthri/an: tou=to le/gein ei)w/qasin oi( u(po/ tinwn e)pibouleuo/menoi, paro/son a)lecifa/rmakon h( da/fnh.
Zenobius 3.12, and other paroemiographers. The proverbial phrase itself is the bulk (minus the opening) of an iambic trimeter.
Keywords: botany; daily life; medicine; meter and music; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 July 2002@20:40:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords) on 4 September 2002@06:04:20.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 5 December 2011@04:16:48.
David Whitehead on 15 June 2012@12:42:28.


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