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Headword: *pro\s kw/rukon gumna/zesqai
Adler number: pi,2741
Translated headword: to exercise against a punchbag
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those engaging in an empty struggle.
Greek Original:
*pro\s kw/rukon gumna/zesqai: e)pi\ tw=n diakenh=s moxqou/ntwn.
Diogenianus 7.54, Apostolius 14.86.
Keywords: athletics; daily life; ethics; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 April 2003@04:33:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 September 2004@22:26:14.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 9 September 2004@03:31:20.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2011@07:11:25.
David Whitehead on 18 October 2013@05:20:48.


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