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Headword: Ἴδ' ἀφύη πῦρ
Adler number: iota,88
Translated headword: the sprat saw the fire
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proverb relating to speed. No sooner said than done.
Greek Original:
Ἴδ' ἀφύη πῦρ: παροιμία ἐπὶ τάχους. ἅμ' ἔπος, ἅμ' ἔργον.
Notes:
cf. Zenobius 4.25, Apostolius 4.57, and other paroemiographers. Already at alpha 1462.
For sprats/anchovies (and already this proverb) see alpha 4660.
Keywords: daily life; definition; food; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 April 2006@05:26:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 19 April 2006@10:18:58.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 19 April 2006@10:31:00.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 11 February 2012@08:11:55.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2013@08:35:10.

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