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Headword: *delfo\s a)nh\r ste/fanon me\n e)/xei, di/yei de\ a)po/llutai
Adler number: delta,209
Translated headword: a Delphian man has a crown but dies of thirst.
Vetting Status: high
[sc. The proverb arises] since these men wear wreaths because they serve as priests for the god, but, lacking the necessities of life, they do not manage.
Greek Original:
*delfo\s a)nh\r ste/fanon me\n e)/xei, di/yei de\ a)po/llutai: e)pei\ ou(=toi dia\ to\ i(era=sqai tw=| qew=| e)stefanwme/noi, tw=n de\ e)pithdei/wn a)porou=ntes ou)k a)palla/ssousin.
cf. Diogenianus 4.26 and other paroemiographers, where the explanation is clearer.
For Delphi see delta 210.
Keywords: botany; daily life; food; geography; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 May 2002@00:26:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note) on 8 May 2002@04:13:19.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 2 December 2011@05:25:19.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 18 June 2012@07:32:52.


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