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Headword: Ahutê men mêrinthos ouden espase
Adler number: alpha,4475
Translated headword: this line brought in nothing
Vetting Status: high
A proverb in reference to those meeting with no success. The metaphor [comes] from fishermen.
Greek Original:
Ahutê men hê mêrinthos ouden espase: paroimia epi tôn mêdenos tunchanontôn. hê metaphora apo tôn halieôn.
The headword phrase quotes Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 928; cf. mu 978 and the notes there.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; food; imagery; proverbs; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 31 March 2002@03:07:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 12 April 2002@04:08:18.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@05:59:15.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2012@09:30:39.


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