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Headword: *)afneio/s
Adler number: alpha,4633
Translated headword: prosperous
Vetting Status: high
[Applicable to] the rich man.[1]
And [wealth which comes] out of a single year is called a)/fenos ["prosperity"], whereas plou=tos [comes] out of long periods of time. Homer [writes]: "to pile up prosperity and wealth."[2] And the same [author] says elsewhere: "by which they live well and are called prosperous."[3] As being merely called prosperous, but in truth not being so.
Greek Original:
*)afneio/s: o( plou/sios. kai\ o( e)c e(no\s e)niautou= le/getai a)/fenos, plou=tos de\ o( e)k pollw=n xro/nwn. *(/omhros: a)/fenos kai\ plou=ton a)fu/cein. kai\ a)llaxou= fhsin o( au)to/s: oi(=si/ t' e)u\ zw/ousi kai\ a)fneioi\ kale/ontai. w(s mo/nwn au)tw=n kaloume/nwn a)fneiw=n, ou)k o)/ntwn de\ kata\ a)lh/qeian.
[1] See already alpha 4581.
[2] Homer, Iliad 1.171 (web address 1 below).
[3] Homer, Odyssey 17.423 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2001@00:10:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keyword) on 5 June 2001@04:04:31.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 4 December 2005@08:50:15.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 May 2012@07:47:20.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@07:18:08.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 29 December 2015@01:16:53.


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