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Headword: *tefrw/sas
Adler number: tau,438
Translated headword: having burned to ashes
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] having burned up, having turned to dust.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "don't, in escaping the ashes, fall into the coals."[2]
Greek Original:
*tefrw/sas: e)mprh/sas, spodw/sas. kai\ paroimi/a: *mh\ th\n te/fran feu/gwn ei)s a)nqrakia\n pe/sh|s.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius tau226, where Theodoridis, following Naber, declares the headword -- aorist active participle of tefro/w, masculine nominative singular -- to be quoted from 2 Peter 2.6. However, see also Lycophron, Alexandra 227, with scholion.
[2] Already at mu 992. Compare "out of the frying pan into the fire."
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; poetry; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 April 2010@21:37:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented tr; keywords; tweaks) on 10 April 2010@06:43:02.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 14 August 2011@05:17:00.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 12 January 2014@06:30:25.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 January 2014@10:45:11.
David Whitehead (coding) on 28 May 2016@03:49:27.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 6 July 2016@23:30:48.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 7 July 2016@02:51:34.


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