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Headword: Ἀνοινάριος
Adler number: alpha,2778
Translated headword: wineless
Vetting Status: high
Like the common idiom.[1]
And [there is] a saying: "if he asks for wine, give him knuckles";[2] in reference to those asking for good things but receiving bad. The history [of this saying comes] from the Cyclops asking for wine and being blinded.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἀνοινάριος: ὡς ἡ κοινὴ συνήθεια. καὶ παροιμία: Ἂν οἶνον αἰτῇ, κονδύλους αὐτῷ δίδου: ἐπὶ τῶν ἀγαθὰ αἰτούντων, κακὰ δὲ λαμβανόντων. ἡ ἱστορία ἀπὸ τοῦ Κύκλωπος οἶνον αἰτήσαντος καὶ τυφλωθέντος.
[1] The headword occurs only here, and this gloss on it is opaque.
[2] Comica adespota fr. 540 Kock (but not in K.-A.); cf. the scholia to Aristophanes, Peace 123, where there is mention of knuckles; also in some of the late paroemiographers..
[3] In Homer, Odyssey book 9.
Keywords: aetiology; comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; imagery; mythology; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 November 2000@22:36:04.
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