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Headword: *ti/ dh=ta qew=n stre/fh|
Adler number: tau,563
Translated headword: why ever are you busy with gods?
Vetting Status: high
Meaning "what are you wasting your time on?"
Greek Original:
*ti/ dh=ta qew=n stre/fh|: a)nti\ tou= ti/ e)ndiatri/beis;
The headword phrase is so very like Plato, Phaedrus 236E (ti/ dh=ta e)/xwn stre/fh| - "what exactly is bothering you?"), that the proposal of David Ruhnken (1723-1798), noted by Adler, to eliminate any mention of "gods" here is surely right.
Likewise in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon, and Photius tau280 Theodoridis.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; philosophy; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 17 May 2000@07:41:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 21 May 2001@07:38:51.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 14 August 2011@06:35:49.
David Whitehead (another note) on 13 January 2014@05:35:14.
Catharine Roth (betacode cosmeticule, coding) on 27 December 2014@23:40:16.


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