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Headword: Λύχνον ἐν μεσημβρίᾳ ἅπτεις
Adler number: lambda,880
Translated headword: you are lighting a lamp at noon
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those doing something at an inappropriate time.
Greek Original:
Λύχνον ἐν μεσημβρίᾳ ἅπτεις: ἐπὶ τῶν ἐν καιρῷ ἀνεπιτηδείῳ τι ποιούντων.
Likewise in Photius lambda491 Theodoridis (from Pausanias the Atticist), and taken up by the paroemiographers, e.g. Apostolius 10.95; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1929.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 November 2003@00:44:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 25 November 2003@03:11:13.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@06:33:52.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 24 April 2013@07:10:55.


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