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Headword: *)arxh\ h(/misu panto/s
Adler number: alpha,4097
Translated headword: a beginning (is) half of the whole
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those beginning something and making progress [in it].
Greek Original:
*)arxh\ h(/misu panto/s: e)pi\ tw=n tinos a)rxome/nwn kai\ prokopto/ntwn.
cf. Diogenianus 2.97 and other paroemiographers (and see already under alpha 4091) -- and ultimately from Hesiod, Works and Days 40: ple/on h(/misu panto/s "the half is more than the whole."
Tosi [see under alpha 378] no.59.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 April 2001@21:43:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 22 April 2001@10:16:11.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 21 February 2002@13:53:22.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 30 June 2011@10:12:44.
David Whitehead on 14 August 2012@08:43:09.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@03:28:54.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 22 November 2015@01:13:15.


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