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Headword: *mhde\ ka/rfos kinei=n
Adler number: mu,872
Translated headword: not to stir even a twig
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to [someone/something] at rest.
Greek Original:
*mhde\ ka/rfos kinei=n: e)pi\ tou= h(su/xou.
For this proverbial phrase see e.g. Aristophanes, Lysistrata 474 (web address 1), with Henderson ad loc.
Aristophanes, Lysistrata, edited with introduction and commentary by Jeffrey Henderson (Oxford 1987)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 September 2001@07:20:13.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified headword phrase, cosmetics, added link set status) on 2 October 2003@15:57:44.
David Whitehead (modified bibliography; cosmetics) on 3 October 2003@03:21:18.
Catharine Roth (added keyword, upgraded link) on 8 July 2009@01:23:48.
David Whitehead on 20 May 2013@09:36:34.


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