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Headword: *cu\n tw=| qew=| pa=s kai\ gela=| kw)du/retai
Adler number: xi,154
Translated headword: with the god everyone both laughs and cries
Vetting Status: high
Meaning that if the god is willing even woes change into pleasure.
Greek Original:
*cu\n tw=| qew=| pa=s kai\ gela=| kw)du/retai: a)nti\ tou= qeou= boulome/nou kai\ ta\ kaka\ meqi/statai ei)s te/ryin.
The headword phrase is spoken by the chorus at Sophocles, Ajax 383 (web address 1), and the gloss comes from the scholia there.
It became proverbial: see Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.583.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; proverbs; religion; tragedy
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 21 February 2000@12:57:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; added keywords; cosmetics) on 8 August 2001@11:06:30.
Catharine Roth (added link, raised status) on 29 March 2008@21:58:39.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 15 August 2012@08:04:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 22 July 2013@00:49:14.


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