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Headword: Παῦλα
Adler number: pi,806
Translated headword: pause, rest
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] cessation.[1]
As the saying goes,[2] an end of an evil [is] a greater evil.[3] Hence in choosing evils one should choose the smallest.
Greek Original:
Παῦλα: ἀνάπαυσις. κατὰ τὸ δὴ λεγόμενον, παῦσις κακοῦ μεῖζον κακόν. διόπερ ἐν κακῶν αἱρέσει τοὐλάχιστον δεῖ ἑλέσθαι.
See also pi 807.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius pi497 Theodoridis.
[2] What follows does not, despite this phrase, feature in the paroemiographers.
[3] Again under phi 810. The noun has now changed to παῦσις . Jonathan Toup (1713-1785) thought it should be emended to the headword παῦλα , but παῦσις appears in the version at phi 810 also.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 November 2010@04:33:17.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 19 November 2010@18:29:12.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 21 November 2010@03:58:34.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2013@05:22:25.
David Whitehead on 14 February 2014@04:13:40.


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