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Headword: Εἰς κόπρον θυμιᾷς
Adler number: epsiloniota,284
Translated headword: you are burning incense for shit
Vetting Status: high
[sc. This proverb] is said by Attic writers in reference to things ineffectual and non-existent.
Greek Original:
Εἰς κόπρον θυμιᾷς. ἐπὶ τῶν ἀνηνύτων καὶ μὴ ὄντων λέγεται ὑπὸ τῶν Ἀττικῶν.
cf. Appendix Proverbiorum 2.22 (with a slightly different gloss)
See omicron 399, where four other ways of expressing the same thing are listed.
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; proverbs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 April 2003@06:48:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 17 April 2003@23:19:57.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword) on 19 October 2003@06:01:11.
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented note) on 21 March 2011@06:07:17.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2012@07:49:22.
David Whitehead on 22 April 2016@05:43:57.


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