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Headword: Πρὸς σῆμα μητρυιᾶς κλαίεις
Adler number: pi,2683
Translated headword: you are weeping at a stepmother's tomb
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to something unexpected, or pretended.[1]
In reference to impossible things.[2]
Greek Original:
Πρὸς σῆμα μητρυιᾶς κλαίεις: ἐπὶ τοῦ ἀφροντίστου, ἢ προσποιουμένου. ἐπὶ τῶν ἀδυνάτων.
Notes:
Entry lacking, Adler reports, in ms F.
[1] cf. Apostolius 14.99, etc.
[2] Addendum lacking, Adler reports, in mss AV but a marginal addition in A.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; proverbs; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 July 2004@00:51:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 12 July 2004@04:16:05.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 27 November 2011@08:17:20.
David Whitehead on 17 October 2013@07:17:12.

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