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Headword: Ῥήματα ἀντ' ἀλφίτων
Adler number: rho,132
Translated headword: words instead of barley-groats
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those not granting what someone stands in need of, but uttering mere sounds.
Greek Original:
Ῥήματα ἀντ' ἀλφίτων: ἐπὶ τῶν μὴ ὧν τις δεῖται διδόντων, ἀλλὰ φωνὰς μόνας προϊεμένων.
Notes:
Apostolius 15.23, etc. For a variant see mu 932; and compare the English "fine words butter no parsnips".
For alphita see generally alpha 1452, alpha 1453, alpha 1454, alpha 1455, alpha 1456.
Keywords: botany; daily life; food; proverbs
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 25 June 2003@04:34:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes and keywords) on 25 June 2003@05:19:54.
David Whitehead on 24 August 2011@07:32:55.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2013@06:46:39.

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