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Headword: *di/ktuon
Adler number: delta,1115
Translated headword: net
Vetting Status: high
And [there is] a proverb: "you are hunting the wind with a net," in reference to those doing something in vain and mindlessly.[1] Also, "you are inflating a net," in reference to the equally mindless.[2]
Greek Original:
*di/ktuon. kai\ paroimi/a: *diktu/w| a)/nemon qhra=|s, e)pi\ tw=n ma/thn kai\ a)noh/tws ti poiou/ntwn. kai/, *di/ktuon fusa=|s, e)pi\ tw=n o(moi/ws a)noh/twn.
The headword here is unglossed; contrast Hesychius delta1837.
[1] Zenobius 3.17. See generally Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1904.
[2] cf. Apostolius 5.70, etc.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: Meredith Grau on 23 June 2003@16:44:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords) on 24 June 2003@03:08:20.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 30 June 2004@11:38:31.
David Whitehead (more notes) on 11 July 2012@06:58:27.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@06:24:47.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 28 August 2016@01:16:48.


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