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Headword: Ναῦς παλαιὰ πόντον οὐχὶ πλώσει
Adler number: nu,75
Translated headword: an old ship won't sail the sea
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proverb in reference to those who contribute nothing.
Greek Original:
Ναῦς παλαιὰ πόντον οὐχὶ πλώσει: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν εἰς μηδὲν συντελούντων.
Note:
Apostolius 11.96, etc. For the gloss compare gamma 258.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; geography; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 8 February 2004@11:58:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 February 2004@21:51:03.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 9 February 2004@03:15:02.
Catharine Roth (added keyword, raised status) on 20 May 2009@12:18:27.
David Whitehead on 5 June 2013@04:19:50.

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