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  • Source Language Term

    Cadmean victory

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    Pyrrhussieg

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    A Cadmean victory is a victory won at as great a cost to the victor as to the vanquished.
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    Authorw09 Apr 09, 11:16
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    Pyrrhussieg

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    Pyrrhic victory



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    #1AuthorSwissSteve09 Apr 09, 11:50
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    Pyrrhic victory



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    cadmean victory: a victory that damages the victors as much as the vanquished; probably referring to the battle in which the soldiers who sprang from the dragon's teeth sown by cadmus slew each other
    hEnglish - advanced version

    That is a somewhat different kettle of fish.
    #2Authorsink or swim09 Apr 09, 12:45
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    Der Unterschied scheint aber ziemlich gering zu sein... auf Deutsch ist der Pyrrhussieg sehr viel gebräuchlicher, wie sieht es im Englischen aus?
    #3Authortigger09 Apr 09, 12:49
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    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&newwindow=...
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    ... scheint eindeutig zu sein ...
    #4AuthorLouisa09 Apr 09, 12:55
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    Stimmt. Damit hätten sich ja mal wieder vier Leute mit w's kryptischen Anfragen beschäftigt und haben für ihn herausgefunden, was er auch schlicht selber hätte recherchieren können. *grins*
    #5Authortigger09 Apr 09, 14:12
     
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