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Headword: *)ele/fantos ou)de\n diafe/reis
Adler number: epsilon,816
Translated headword: you are no different from an elephant
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to large and insensible people/things;[1] inasmuch as that is what the creature [is] like. Also [sc. attested is 'you are making] an elephant out of a fly', in reference to those whose words exalt something small and make it large.[2]
Amber and ivory rings are suitable for women.[3]
Greek Original:
*)ele/fantos ou)de\n diafe/reis: e)pi\ tw=n mega/lwn kai\ a)naisqh/twn: paro/son kai\ to\ zw=|on toiou=ton. kai\ *)ele/fanta e)k mui/as, e)pi\ tw=n ta\ e)la/xista e)pairo/ntwn tw=| lo/gw| kai\ mega/la poiou/ntwn. o(/ti sou/kinoi kai\ e)lefa/ntinoi daktu/lioi gunaici/n ei)si su/mforoi.
[1] cf. Gregorius 2.9, 3.37; Apostolius 7.4; etc. Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1364.
[2] See already epsilon 814.
[3] From delta 27.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; gender and sexuality; proverbs; rhetoric; trade and manufacture; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 April 2003@07:45:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 13 June 2003@00:53:31.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 26 August 2005@05:55:32.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 13 August 2012@07:01:57.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@10:33:07.
David Whitehead on 17 December 2015@10:57:33.


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