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Headword: Ὑπὲρ τὰ ἐσκαμμένα πηδᾶν
Adler number: upsilon,364
Translated headword: to jump beyond the pits
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those doing something to excess. [Said] because Phayllos jumped beyond the fifty feet [mark] and injured his leg.
Greek Original:
Ὑπὲρ τὰ ἐσκαμμένα πηδᾶν: ἐπὶ τῶν καθ' ὑπερβολήν τι πραττόντων. διότι ὁ Φάϋλλος ὑπὲρ τοὺς πεντήκοντα πόδας πηδήσας ἐπηρώθη τὸ σκέλος.
For the proverb see also upsilon 363, and generally phi 144.
Keywords: athletics; biography; daily life; imagery; medicine; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 December 2002@07:53:32.
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Catharine Roth on 5 August 2003@18:40:55.
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