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Headword: *koskinhdo/n
Adler number: kappa,2136
Translated headword: sieve-fashion, sieve-style
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] in the manner of a sieve.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: 'you are carrying water around in a sieve', in reference to impossibilities.[2]
Greek Original:
*koskinhdo/n: di/khn koski/nou. kai\ paroimi/a: *koski/nw| u(/dwr perife/reis, e)pi\ tw=n a)duna/twn.
For sieves cf. alphaiota 312, kappa 270, lambda 535, etc.
[1] Rare adverb used by Lucian and others.
[2] cf. Apostolius 9.91, etc.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 November 2006@06:46:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 23 November 2006@17:49:17.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 24 November 2006@02:50:50.
David Whitehead on 13 March 2013@07:47:00.


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