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Headword: *gh=s ba/ros
Adler number: gamma,258
Translated headword: earth's weight
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those contributing to nothing.[1] And [there is] another proverb: "earth's guts", in reference to those worth nothing.[2]
Greek Original:
*gh=s ba/ros: e)pi\ tw=n ei)s mhde\n suntelou/ntwn. kai\ e(te/ra paroimi/a: *gh=s e)/ntera, e)pi\ tw=n mhdeno\s a)ci/wn.
[1] Gregorius 2.2 & 55; Arsenius 5.41f. For the gloss, cf. nu 75.
[2] Diogenianus 3.91. On the phrase gh=s e)/ntera see LSJ s.v. e)/nteron, II; when used in this proverb it probably means worm-casts.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 July 2002@17:06:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords) on 9 July 2002@03:44:22.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference and keyword, raised status) on 20 May 2009@12:20:38.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaking) on 7 June 2012@07:25:54.


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