there is nothing new under the sun

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Etymology[edit]

Latin nihil sub sole novum, from the Hebrew אֵין כָּל חָדָשׁ תַּחַת הַשָּׁמֶשׁ (en kol chadásh táchat hashámesh, there is nothing new under the sun), from Ecclesiastes 1:9.

Proverb[edit]

There is nothing new under the sun.

  1. There is nothing truly novel in existence. Every new idea has some sort of precedent or echo from the past.

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