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Headword: Epi speirai schoinion
Adler number: epsilon,2598
Translated headword: rope as well as cord
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those adding still more to what they have. Because cords too go to make ropes.
Greek Original:
Epi speirai schoinion: epi tôn prospherontôn tois echousin eti pleiona. epeidê kai hai speirai, ex hôn kai ta schoinia eisin.
Like "belt and suspenders" or "belt and braces." Again, briefly, under sigma 933.
Paroemiographers (Gregorius 3.47, Apostolius 7.84) have a similar explanation but relate it specifically to the receipt of gifts.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; proverbs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 April 2003@04:24:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 5 July 2003@17:23:18.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 2 March 2006@06:24:03.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 5 December 2007@17:36:10.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 6 December 2007@03:05:28.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 18 April 2012@22:54:32.
David Whitehead on 18 October 2012@06:26:24.


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