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Headword: *)/emporos
Adler number: epsilon,1045
Translated headword: emporos, merchant-shipper, trader
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the man of business; but strictly speaking he who sails the sea. [The term comes] from the [noun] po/ros; but po/ros, strictly speaking, is used in reference to [journeys] over water. Also [sc. noteworthy is the adjective] eu)/poros, [meaning] he who has a constant supply of wealth flowing in, as a metaphor from the flow of water.
Greek Original:
*)/emporos: o( pragmateutiko\s a)/nqrwpos: kuri/ws de\ o( ple/wn qa/lassan. para\ to\ po/ros: po/ros de\ kuri/ws e)pi\ u(grw=n le/getai. kai\ eu)/poros, o( e)/xwn a)ei\ to\n e)pirre/onta plou=ton, e)k metafora=s tou= u(datikou= po/rou.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 521, where the headword occurs; cf. pi 2083 (end), pi 2190 (end).
For the headword see also epsilon 1046, epsilon 1047.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 November 2000@05:19:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added betacode, note, and keywords) on 3 November 2002@21:51:58.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 4 November 2002@03:02:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:17:02.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 23 October 2005@11:29:46.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 20 August 2012@06:54:10.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2015@09:17:54.


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