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Headword: *)aporragei/s
Adler number: alpha,3494
Translated headword: having been broken off
Vetting Status: high
Meaning having been cut off.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "the string will break off if stretched." In reference to those who are doing something under force and compulsion.[2]
Greek Original:
*)aporragei/s: a)nti\ tou= a)pokopei/s. kai\ paroimi/a: *)aporragh/setai teino/menon to\ kalw/|dion: e)pi\ tw=n bi/a| ti kai\ a)na/gkh| poiou/ntwn.
[1] For this equivalence cf. generally alpha 3176. The present headword, an aorist passive participle in the masculine nominative singular (not in other lexica), must be quoted from somewhere; extant possibilities are all late.
[2] Diogenianus 2.89, etc.; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1491.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; proverbs
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 November 2000@12:08:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 21 August 2002@09:55:48.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 April 2012@07:39:25.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@04:36:47.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2015@08:27:55.


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