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Headword: *ei)ko/twn
Adler number: epsiloniota,89
Translated headword: probable [things]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] similar [ones].[1] "But he, if anything happened, made false claims to each person who approached, inventing them on the basis of probabilities."[2]
That is, [he] told lies.[3]
And [there is] a proverb: "at random for Heracles," in reference to those who accomplish everything without quibbling."[4]
Greek Original:
*ei)ko/twn: o(moi/wn. o( de/, ei)/ ti tu/xoi, pro\s e(/kaston tw=n prosio/ntwn h)lazoneu/eto, sumpla/ttwn a)po\ tw=n ei)ko/twn. toute/stin e)yeu/deto. kai\ paroimi/a: *ei)kh=| tw=| *(hraklei=, e)pi\ tw=n a)sukofanth/tws pa/nta telou/ntwn.
[1] (Here genitive plural.) cf. epsiloniota 85, epsiloniota 86, epsiloniota 88.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 347 Zintzen (203 Asmus); cf. alpha 1058.
[3] cf. scholion on Aristophanes, Frogs 280; cf. eta 189.
[4] This proverb has appeared already at epsiloniota 79, with a rather different explanation.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; mythology; philosophy; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 August 2005@13:45:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 24 August 2005@03:18:40.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 23 November 2012@06:25:29.


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