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Headword: Ἔνθ' οὔτε μίμνειν ἀνέμους, οὔτ' ἐκπλεῖν ἐᾷ
Adler number: epsilon,1368
Translated headword: the wind allows neither staying there nor sailing out
Vetting Status: high
This is said in reference to those who have fallen into difficult circumstances.[1] Philoctetes in Aeschylus speaks it.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἔνθ' οὔτε μίμνειν ἀνέμους, οὔτ' ἐκπλεῖν ἐᾷ: ἐπὶ τῶν δυσχρήστοις περιπεσόντων τοῦτο λέγεται. φησὶ δὲ αὐτὸ παρ' Αἰσχύλῳ ὁ Φιλοκτήτης.
[1] Diogenianus 4.88, etc.; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1129.
[2] Aeschylus fr. 250 (with the nominative singular ἄνεμος , not the Suda's ungrammatical accusative plural).
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 July 2006@08:42:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 July 2006@16:18:28.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 11 July 2006@03:08:08.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@09:51:30.
David Whitehead on 27 August 2012@07:41:27.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 27 March 2017@01:38:22.


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