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Headword: *)apo\ kataduome/nhs
Adler number: alpha,3337
Translated headword: from a sinking (ship)
Vetting Status: high
"Whatever profit you might take" is omitted.[1] The metaphor [comes] from merchant-shippers, who think of whatever profit they can take while the ship is sinking.
Greek Original:
*)apo\ kataduome/nhs: lei/pei, o(/ ti a)\n la/bh|s ke/rdos. a)po\ tw=n e)mpo/rwn h( metafora\, oi(\ kataduome/nhs th=s new\s, o(/ ti a)\n la/bwsi, ke/rdos h(gou=ntai.
[1] Also in Macarius 2.27.
Keywords: daily life; economics; ethics; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 February 2001@06:17:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added keywords) on 6 February 2001@09:25:59.
David Whitehead (added note) on 21 August 2002@03:22:27.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@05:53:02.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 28 November 2005@08:29:49.
David Whitehead on 2 April 2012@09:15:30.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2015@03:02:23.


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