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Headword: υνκνοων̄Οὐδεὶς οἶδε τὸν θησαυρὸν τὸν ἐμὸν, πλὴν εἴ τις ἄρ' ὄρνις
Adler number: omicron,822
Translated headword: no one knows my treasure unless some bird [knows]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Proverbial. [Meaning] no one knows what I said, except if some bird [knows]. In reference to unknown things. Again:[1] 'no one sees me, except the bird flying by'. Aristophanes [says this].
Greek Original:
Οὐδεὶς οἶδε τὸν θησαυρὸν τὸν ἐμὸν, πλὴν εἴ τις ἄρ' ὄρνις: παροιμιακόν. οὐδεὶς οἶδε τί ὡμίλησα, πλήν γε εἴ τις ὄρνις. ἐπὶ τῶν ἀγνώστων. πάλιν: οὐδείς με θεωρεῖ, πλὴν ὁ παριπτάμενος ὄρνις. Ἀριστοφάνης.
Notes:
Aristophanes, Birds 601 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. already under omicron 615.
[1] Meaning a closely analogous proverb.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 July 2010@01:30:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 July 2010@03:17:14.
David Whitehead on 31 July 2013@07:05:24.
Catharine Roth (added a keyword) on 9 August 2013@22:25:45.

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