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Headword: Χύτραις λημᾶν καὶ κολοκύνταις
Adler number: chi,614
Translated headword: to have eyes running with cooking-pots and pumpkins
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to the shortsighted.
Greek Original:
Χύτραις λημᾶν καὶ κολοκύνταις: ἐπὶ τῶν ἀμβλυωττόντων.
Comica adespota fr. 870 Kock, now 515 K.-A. Aristophanes, Clouds 327 (web address 1) has a version with pumpkins only; but for cooking-pots as well see already kappa 2467.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; food; imagery; medicine; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 November 2001@05:31:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 6 September 2002@04:08:30.
William Hutton (added link, set status) on 15 July 2003@04:35:26.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@06:32:00.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2014@09:02:32.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 March 2016@00:13:31.


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