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Headword: *li/qon e(/yeis
Adler number: lambda,521
Translated headword: you are boiling a stone
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those attempting to achieve something impossible; as if [to say] you are trying impossible things.
Greek Original:
*li/qon e(/yeis: e)pi\ tw=n a)du/nato/n ti katerga/zesqai peirwme/nwn. oi(=on a)duna/twn e)pixeirei=s.
Proverb invoked in Aristophanes, Wasps 280 (web address 1); cf. [Plato], Eryxias 405B; Apostolius 10.68, etc.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; food; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 September 2001@05:08:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 10 September 2001@10:59:20.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 10 September 2001@11:03:05.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 1 July 2004@09:41:38.
David Whitehead on 18 April 2013@09:04:36.


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