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Headword: *)ake/falos
Adler number: alpha,853
Translated headword: headless
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who is rightless.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: Headless story. The proverb is spoken in reference to those speaking unfinished things.[2]
Greek Original:
*)ake/falos: o( a)/timos. kai\ paroimi/a: *)ake/falos mu=qos. e)pi\ tw=n a)telh= lego/ntwn ei)/rhtai h( paroimi/a.
[1] That is, deprived of civic rights. The Latin phrase capite diminutum (deprived of civic rights) is clearly a translation of this word. For the gloss cf. Artemidorus 1.35. (The headword is illustrated in a quite different content by alpha 852.)
[2] Macarius 1.70 and other paroemiographers; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.2127, with Latin and later parallels. As a phrase of unfinished dialog (commonly so in Plato) or story (myth), it uses the word for head in its sense of summation, conclusion, even moral (of a fable), whether this is given as a summary at the beginning (cf. heading) or as bringing a story, speech or the day's discussion to an end.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; law; philosophy; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 5 March 2000@14:14:45.
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