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Headword: Λήθης πεδίον
Adler number: lambda,416
Translated headword: Lethe's plain; plain of oblivion
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[A phrase used] in reference to the impossible.
Greek Original:
Λήθης πεδίον: ἐπὶ τῶν ἀδυνάτων.
Notes:
From Aristophanes, Frogs 185-6 (web address 1); see already under alpha 1998, and again under tau 655.
Lethe was the river of oblivion in the underworld.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; geography; imagery; mythology; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 December 2002@10:18:28.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added alternative translation of headword; added note; added reference and link; set status) on 7 November 2003@18:15:13.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 2 July 2004@07:57:59.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@08:44:43.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 17 April 2013@23:45:58.

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