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Headword: *)af' i(era=s
Adler number: alpha,4613
Translated headword: from a holy
Vetting Status: high
A proverb: "I will move the [sc. stone] from a holy." Among those who play checkers there is something called a 'holy line'.[1] Thus Epicharmus.[2]
Look under 'I will move the [sc. stone] from a holy.'[3]
Greek Original:
*)af' i(era=s: paroimi/a: kinh/sw to\n a)f' i(era=s. le/getai de/ tis para\ toi=s pesseu/ousin i(era\ grammh/. ou(/tws *)epi/xarmos. zh/tei e)n tw=| kinh/sw to\n a)f' i(era=s.
Similar entry in Hesychius, and cf. also the scholia to Plato, Laws 739A and 820C.
[1] The last line on the board. See LSJ s.v. i(ero/s IV.4.
[2] Epicharmus fr. 225 Kaibel, now 202 K.-A.; more fully at Photius, Lexicon alpha3354 Theodoridis.
[3] kappa 1642, which actually has two explanations, this one (again at tau 758) and one deriving from sailors in peril.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: William Hutton on 23 November 2000@05:36:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 13 June 2001@09:01:47.
David Whitehead (added primary note; tweaking) on 7 May 2012@06:41:18.
David Whitehead (updated n.2) on 21 December 2014@09:47:07.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 11 September 2015@06:39:23.
David Whitehead (tr tweaks) on 26 March 2021@04:21:57.


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