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Headword: *)apozh=n
Adler number: alpha,3308
Translated headword: to eke out a living
Vetting Status: high
The [verb that means] to live cheaply. But to live [means living] with luxury and extravagance.[1]
"To acquire so many things contentedly as to eke out a living from them."[2] Meaning [to live] moderately.
Greek Original:
*)apozh=n: to\ eu)telw=s zh=n. zh=n de\ to\ meta\ trufh=s kai\ polutelei/as. tosau=ta a)gapw=n kekth=sqai, o(/sa a)pozh=n a)p' au)tw=n. a)nti\ tou= me/tria.
[1] From the scholia to Thucydides 1.2.2, where this infinitive appears: see web address 1. For this distinction between zh=n and a)pozh=n see again zeta 72.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; historiography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 February 2001@10:04:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes; cosmetics) on 10 February 2001@10:24:50.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 August 2002@09:03:44.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 11 December 2003@11:12:30.
David Whitehead (modified tr; more keywords; tweaking) on 2 April 2012@07:02:04.
David Whitehead on 27 August 2015@10:59:41.


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