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Headword: *)ametri/
Adler number: alpha,1561
Translated headword: limitlessly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] without limit.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "[they who are] eating barley-bread limitlessly."[2]
Greek Original:
*)ametri/: xwri\s me/trou. kai\ paroimi/a: *)ametri\ ma/zan e)/dontes.
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (1790).
[2] Likewise in Photius; and cf. Zenobius 5.19. For a fuller version of this oracular proverb, on the foundation of Thourioi, see mu 818; and for the full version Diodorus Siculus 12.10.5, with Fontenrose p.329, #Q186.
J.Fontenrose, The Delphic Oracle: its reponses and operations with a catalogue of responses (Berkeley & Los Angeles 1978)
Keywords: daily life; definition; food; geography; historiography; history; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 July 2000@12:08:33.
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