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Headword: Allên men exêntloumen, d' epeisreei
Adler number: alpha,1192
Translated headword: the rest we drained but it still flows in
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those labouring and accomplishing a lot of nothing. As to a ship's bilge-water.
Greek Original:
Allên men exêntloumen, hê d' epeisreei: epi tôn ponountôn kai pleon ouden anuontôn. hôs epi antlias neôs.
Zenobius 1.75; and already in tragedy (Tragica adespota fr. 89 Nauck = 89 Kannicht-Snell).
Keywords: daily life; proverbs; science and technology; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 25 April 2000@09:56:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 June 2002@04:52:56.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 5 February 2012@09:02:07.


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