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Headword: Amê
Adler number: alpha,1574
Translated headword: shovel
Vetting Status: high
A builder's tool which we call a pyrame, incorrectly.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "they were asking for shovels, but the others were refusing them bowls." In reference to those who demand some things and insist on not having anything else.[2]
Greek Original:
Amê: tektonikon ergaleion, ho hêmeis puramên legomen ouk orthôs. kai paroimia: Amas apêitoun, hoi d' apêrnounto skaphas. epi tôn alla men apaitoumenôn, hetera de mê echein ischurizomenôn.
LSJ entry at web address 1.
[1] Again at pi 3190.
[2] cf. Zenobius 1.83. See already alpha 1504, where the gloss is more intelligible.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; proverbs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 July 2000@18:15:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 February 2001@11:30:46.
David Whitehead (modified translation and note) on 25 April 2001@04:14:49.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 26 April 2001@01:43:15.
David Whitehead (augmented note; restorative cosmetics) on 17 July 2002@09:27:31.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 21 November 2005@06:43:10.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 19 March 2010@07:30:26.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 14 February 2012@09:10:27.


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