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Headword: *potamw=| mega/lw| o)xeto\n e)pa/geis
Adler number: pi,2125
Translated headword: you are bringing a water-pipe to a large river
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those adding to what exists.
Greek Original:
*potamw=| mega/lw| o)xeto\n e)pa/geis: e)pi\ tw=n toi=s ou)=si prosfero/ntwn.
cf. Diogenianus 7.68, etc. A proverb of the "coals to Newcastle" type; cf. gamma 279.
For water-pipes see omicron 1030, omicron 1031, omicron 1035, omicron 1036.
Keywords: daily life; food; geography; proverbs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 March 2004@10:39:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, set status) on 5 August 2004@14:02:42.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 5 August 2004@14:04:36.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 6 August 2004@03:35:46.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 27 October 2011@05:22:28.
David Whitehead on 11 October 2013@04:14:44.


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