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Headword: *bw=los a)/roura
Adler number: beta,483
Translated headword: clod [to] a tilled field
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] applied to those eagerly contributing little things to big ones. Similar to "water out of a gulley to the sea."[1]
But bo/los [is] dew.[2]
Greek Original:
*bw=los a)/roura: e)pi\ tw=n toi=s mega/lois ta\ mikra\ prosfilotimoume/nwn. o(moi/ws tw=|, qala/tth| e)k xara/dras u(/dwr. *bo/los de\ h( dro/sos.
[1] Again at theta 9; cf. Zenobius 2.74.
[2] Already at beta 368.
Keywords: agriculture; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 June 2002@13:17:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 9 June 2002@07:27:36.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 13 June 2002@00:37:36.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 June 2011@03:50:09.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 3 June 2012@06:42:09.


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