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time and tide wait for no man


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08:33 Jun 8, 2001
English to Finnish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: time and tide wait for no man
It is an old adage usually used by sailors but is referred to often in literature.
Doug Rautio

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naAika kulkee kulkuaan; aikaa ei voi pysäyttääSuvi Niemelä

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Aika kulkee kulkuaan; aikaa ei voi pysäyttää

The word-for-word translation would be "Aika ja vuorovesi eivät odota ketään" but the two phrases above are more commonly used.

I believe the phrase first appeared in Chaucer`s Canterbury Tales which was translated into Finnish by Toivo Lyy.

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Suvi Niemelä
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