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Headword: *(alieu/s, a(lie/ws
Adler number: alpha,1218
Translated headword: fisherman [and] fisherman's; seaman [and] seaman's
Vetting Status: high
and [sc. also attested is the plural] a(liei=s, in reference also to rivers.
"Seamen mustered out of the surrounding cities set out on the day appointed for the launch." Arrian says [this].[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "I, a smitten fisherman, will keep my senses." A fisherman was handling the fishes he had caught, and when he was struck by them he said "I will keep my senses." It is similar to "Even an idiot knew when it had been done".[2]
Greek Original:
*(alieu/s, a(lie/ws: kai\ *(aliei=s, kai\ e)pi\ potamw=n. e)k tw=n pe/ric po/lewn e)s th\n tetagme/nhn th=| a)nagwgh=| h(me/ran h)qroisme/noi a(liei=s e)feisth/keisan. *)arriano/s fhsi. kai\ paroimi/a: *(alieu\s plhgei\s nou=n oi)/sw. a(lieu\s tou\s a(liskome/nous i)xqu/as metexeiri/zeto, kai/ pote u(p' au)tw=n plhgei/s, nou=n oi)/sw, fhsi/n. o(moi/a e)sti\ tw=|: r(exqe\n de/ te nh/pios e)/gnw.
The unglossed headword noun, given in the nominative and genitive singular, is also (according to Adler) in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[1] Arrian, Parthica fr.59 Roos-Wirth (FGrH 156 F116).
[2] Homer, Iliad 17.32; Zenobius 2.14; quoted again at rho 107.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; geography; historiography; military affairs; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 May 2000@22:55:29.
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William Hutton (Minor changes of wording.) on 20 May 2000@06:33:25.
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 19 February 2001@08:34:23.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 17 June 2002@03:19:51.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 27 August 2006@22:58:06.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 15 February 2010@21:48:13.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 16 February 2010@01:11:09.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 February 2012@06:20:34.
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