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Headword: Πρὸς κενὴν ᾄδεις
Adler number: pi,2724
Translated headword: you are singing to an empty [jar]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
You are singing to a broken [jar], said of someone labouring in vain.
Greek Original:
Πρὸς κενὴν ᾄδεις: πρὸς ἐρρωγυῖαν ᾄδεις, ἐπὶ τοῦ μάτην πονοῦντος.
Notes:
Variants of the ἄλλως ᾄδεις registered by the paroemiographers.
See also pi 2646.
Keywords: daily life; imagery; meter and music; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 February 2010@09:17:39.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and keyword, set status) on 24 February 2010@01:03:24.
Catharine Roth (my typo) on 24 February 2010@01:03:52.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 24 February 2010@03:13:48.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2011@05:52:34.

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