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Headword: Νεκρῷ λέγουσα μύθους εἰς οὖς
Adler number: nu,142
Translated headword: telling stories into the ears of a corpse
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who are insensitive and pay no attention.[1]
Interpretation of a dream: if you see corpses, you will experience mortification of your affairs.[2]
Greek Original:
Νεκρῷ λέγουσα μύθους εἰς οὖς: ἐπὶ τῶν ἀναισθήτων καὶ μὴ ἐπαϊόντων. λύσις ὀνείρου: νεκροὺς ὁρῶν νέκρωσιν ἕξεις πραγμάτων.
Notes:
[1] See generally Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1897. The version in the paroemiographers does not have the Suda's feminine participle, which must be a scribal error.
[2] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251).
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; imagery; meter and music; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 October 2005@18:23:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword; augmented notes and keywords) on 23 October 2005@04:39:23.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 17 August 2012@06:19:03.
David Whitehead on 5 June 2013@07:42:25.

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