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Headword: *po/lin
Adler number: pi,1904
Translated headword: city
Vetting Status: high
Question: "O tongue, where are you going?" Answer: "to rebuild a city and to tear down a city." The proverb applies to those who are either helping or harming by their words.
Greek Original:
*po/lin: e)rw/thsis: glw=ssa poi= poreu/h|; a)po/krisis: po/lin a)norqw/sousa kai\ po/lin katastre/yousa. h( paroimi/a e)pi\ tw=n dia\ lo/gwn h)\ w)felou/ntwn h)\ blapto/ntwn.
The headword is in the accusative case, determined by what follows.
See already gamma 296, and again in brief pi 3100.
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 October 2002@07:12:31.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 6 October 2002@01:28:24.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 12 April 2010@07:44:53.
David Whitehead on 8 October 2013@05:55:54.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 28 September 2021@00:47:17.


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