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Headword: Ἰχθυάᾳ
Adler number: iota,780
Translated headword: fishes, goes fishing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] hunts for fish.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "you are teaching a fish to swim". In reference to those teaching things that are [already] known.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἰχθυάᾳ: ἰχθῦς ἀγρεύει. καὶ παροιμία: Ἰχθῦν νήχεσθαι διδάσκεις. ἐπὶ τῶν διδασκόντων ἃ ἐπίστανται.
Notes:
[1] From the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 12.95, where the headword occurs (of Scylla: sigma 709).
[2] Apostolius 9.19, etc. For a similar proverb see delta 212.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; mythology; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 November 2002@07:43:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 21 November 2002@19:32:25.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 19 October 2003@08:10:10.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 17 January 2013@03:16:58.

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