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Headword: Σμικρολόγος
Adler number: sigma,738
Translated headword: penny-pinching
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a thrifty person.
"[that] often entertaining us in his house he let us go while still hungry."[1]
Greek Original:
Σμικρολόγος: ὁ φειδωλός. πολλάκις κατ' οἶκον ἑστιῶντα ἡμᾶς ἀπολύειν ἔτι πεινῶντας.
Notes:
cf. the scholia to Aelius Aristeides 139.1, and see also mu 1048, where one finds similar treatment of μικρολόγος, of which the current headword is a variant. So also Phrynichus the Atticist fr. 336; Hesychius mu1342; Synagoge mu220; Photius, Lexicon mu448 Theodoridis.
[1] Quotation (possibly transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable. Adler reports, with apparent approval, that Hemsterhuis connected it with a longer quotation in tau 888 (identified as Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 24 Asmus, 51 Zintzen, 26C Athanassiadi; also quoted at upsilon 739), though the current quotation would be rather redundant if it occurred in the same passage. The quotation does not contain any form of the headword, but describes the actions of a person who might be characterized by the headword.
Keywords: architecture; biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; food; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 8 March 2014@14:54:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaking; raised status) on 9 March 2014@06:04:23.
David Whitehead (coding) on 26 May 2016@05:20:03.

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