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Headword: Οὐ γὰρ ἄκανθαι
Adler number: omicron,769
Translated headword: for [there are] no thorns
Vetting Status: high
A saying in reference to useful things, from the transformation of life into something more pleasant.
Greek Original:
Οὐ γὰρ ἄκανθαι: λεγόμενον ἐπὶ τῶν ὠφελίμων, ἀπὸ τῆς τοῦ βίου εἰς τὸ ἡμερώτερον μεταβολῆς.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius omicron601 Theodoridis, stemming from Aristophanes frs.284 and 499 K.-A.); and see already under alpha 1183.
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 May 2010@08:35:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 24 May 2010@18:16:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 25 May 2010@03:29:08.
David Whitehead on 31 July 2013@03:26:18.


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