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Headword: *curou= a)kmh=s
Adler number: xi,162
Translated headword: [on] a razor's edge
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning on] the sharpest [sc. possible one], as determined by the fineness of iron implements.
Greek Original:
*curou= a)kmh=s: tou= o)cuta/tou, kata\ lepto/thta tw=n sidhri/wn.
In Homer, Iliad 10.173 (pa/ntessin e)pi\ curou= i(/statai a)kmh=s), and frequently thereafter to describe a fine balance.
See LSJ s.v. curo/n (web link at xi 161).
Keywords: daily life; epic; imagery; proverbs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 21 February 2000@13:11:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (rearranged) on 8 January 2002@00:11:22.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 8 January 2002@03:06:07.
Catharine Roth on 8 January 2002@11:14:02.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 9 August 2007@15:00:55.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 12 September 2007@09:00:24.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 20 June 2013@04:17:10.


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