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Headword: Μύλλος πάντα ἀκούει
Adler number: mu,1414
Translated headword: Mullos hears everything
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those feigning dumbness and hearing everything.
Greek Original:
Μύλλος πάντα ἀκούει: ἐπὶ τῶν κωφότητα προσποιουμένων καὶ πάντα ἀκουόντων.
Cratinus fr. 89 Kock, now 96 K.-A.
The paroemiographers (e.g. Zenobius 5.14) construe Mul(l)os as a proper name and identify him as a comic poet (who feigned deafness); but lower-case μύλλος is a fish, the mullet.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; medicine; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 October 2003@05:15:40.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 December 2003@21:37:52.
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented note and keywords) on 24 June 2004@08:43:21.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2013@04:56:14.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2014@04:13:10.


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