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Headword: Ἐς τέφραν γράφεις
Adler number: epsilon,3207
Translated headword: you are writing on ashes
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to to those laboring in vain, and to impossible things.
Greek Original:
Ἐς τέφραν γράφεις: ἐπὶ τῶν μάτην πονούντων, καὶ ἀδυνάτων.
Note:
Apostolius 6.73, etc. See also epsiloniota 314.
Keywords: daily life; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 May 2003@08:35:45.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (set status) on 20 May 2003@08:52:48.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation) on 7 July 2005@08:31:56.
David Whitehead on 1 November 2012@05:12:23.
Catharine Roth (added a keyword) on 29 August 2014@19:17:06.

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