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Headword: *pro\s kenh\n a)/|deis
Adler number: pi,2724
Translated headword: you are singing to an empty [jar]
Vetting Status: high
You are singing to a broken [jar], said of someone labouring in vain.
Greek Original:
*pro\s kenh\n a)/|deis: pro\s e)rrwgui=an a)/|deis, e)pi\ tou= ma/thn ponou=ntos.
Variants of the a)/llws a)/|deis registered by the paroemiographers.
See also pi 2646.
Keywords: daily life; imagery; meter and music; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 February 2010@09:17:39.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and keyword, set status) on 24 February 2010@01:03:24.
Catharine Roth (my typo) on 24 February 2010@01:03:52.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 24 February 2010@03:13:48.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2011@05:52:34.


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