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Headword: *pli/nqos
Adler number: pi,1776
Translated headword: brick
Vetting Status: high
Proverbs: "you are washing bricks"; "you are bailing bilge on dry land"; "you are chopping[1] a lentil"; in reference to things that are impossible.
And said of things that are never-ending and non-existent.[2]
Greek Original:
*pli/nqos. paroimi/ai: *pli/nqous plu/neis: *xamai\ a)ntlei=s: *fako\n ko/pteis: e)pi\ tw=n a)duna/twn kai\ a)nhnu/twn kai\ mh\ o)/ntwn le/getai.
Compare generally omicron 399; and see also phi 23 and chi 64.
[1] Or 'pounding'.
[2] Addendum lacking, Adler reports, in mss AFV.
Keywords: botany; daily life; food; imagery; proverbs; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 15 November 2000@16:11:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note) on 31 March 2001@04:07:07.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 18 December 2005@22:53:28.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 19 December 2005@03:09:28.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 19 October 2011@08:57:44.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@08:43:04.
David Whitehead (another note) on 20 September 2021@03:29:33.


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