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Headword: Οὐ λίνον λίνῳ συνάπτεις
Adler number: omicron,904
Translated headword: are you not joining linen with linen?
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those doing such things not with the same ones. So Strattis in Potamians [sc. uses it].[1]
Greek Original:
Οὐ λίνον λίνῳ συνάπτεις: ἐπὶ τῶν τὰ τοιαῦτα μὴ διὰ τῶν αὐτῶν πραττόντων. οὕτω Στράττις ἐν Ποταμίοις.
cf. lambda 566 (q.v. for comment).
[1] Strattis fr. 38 Kock, now 39 K.-A. [NB 'Potamians' means Demesmen of Potamos/Potamoi, for which see under pi 2124.]
Keywords: comedy; daily life; proverbs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 October 2009@07:04:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 30 October 2009@18:58:02.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 1 November 2009@06:48:53.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2015@09:19:13.


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