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Headword: Histion
Adler number: iota,689
Translated headword: sail
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] rigging.[1]
"He came with full sails to his wisdom."[2] Meaning with all his strength, all his power, his whole soul.
And [there is] a proverb: "to sacrifice to Histia." The proverb is said against those who do not easily share with anyone. For it was a custom among the ancients, when they sacrified to Histia, to give no one a share of the sacrifice.[3]
Greek Original:
Histion: armenon. plêresin histiois es tên autou sophian kathêken. anti tou panti sthenei, pasêi dunamei, holêi psuchêi. kai paroimia: Thuein Histiai. eirêtai hê paroimia kata tôn mêdeni rhaidiôs metadidontôn. di' ethous gar ên tois palaiois, hopote ethuon Histiai, mêdeni metadidonai tês thusias.
[1] cf. iota 690, iota 691, iota 692, iota 693.
[2] Philostratus, Lives of the Sophists 1.25.5; quoted again at pi 1758.
[3] Zenobius 4.44, etc. ('Histia' is Hestia; cf. epsilon 3214.) See generally Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1285.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; ethics; food; imagery; philosophy; proverbs; religion; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 April 2006@16:45:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.3; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 26 April 2006@03:27:51.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3) on 16 August 2012@10:11:51.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 16 January 2013@03:36:56.


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