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Headword: Λεπτὰ ξαίνεις
Adler number: lambda,292
Translated headword: you are combing wisps
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those leading a life of penury.
Greek Original:
Λεπτὰ ξαίνεις: ἐπὶ τῶν πενιχρῶς διαγόντων τὸν βίον.
Note:
Not found in the paroemiographers, in fact, but cf. generally epsilon 3196; and see also lambda 294.
Keywords: daily life; economics; imagery; proverbs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 December 2002@10:01:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 31 October 2003@22:30:45.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 2 July 2004@07:30:58.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords) on 5 May 2008@08:14:17.
David Whitehead on 5 April 2013@05:42:45.

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