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Headword: Annos kribanon
Adler number: alpha,2570
Translated headword: Annos (and) the potter's oven
Vetting Status: high
A proverb in reference to those discovering something new. For Annos was an Egyptian who contrived the potter's oven for the baking of bread.
Greek Original:
Annos kribanon: paroimia epi tôn kainon ti epheurêkotôn. Annos gar Aiguptios eis tên tôn artôn optêsin epenoêse ton kribanon.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 86, where an oven is mentioned. See also Appendix Proverbiorum 1.31 (where the name is Annas).
Again at alpha 4052 and kappa 2414.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; comedy; daily life; food; geography; proverbs; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 July 2000@01:03:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; modified keywords) on 11 March 2001@07:21:21.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 13 August 2002@09:35:00.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 15 March 2012@11:15:34.
David Whitehead on 20 July 2015@02:46:04.


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