there is nothing new under the sun

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

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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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