there is nothing new under the sun

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Etymology[edit]

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

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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  1. ^ The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, [], 1611, OCLC 964384981, Ecclesiastes 1:9: “ [] ; and there is no new thing vnder the sunne.”.