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Headword: *da/ktuloi
Adler number: delta,28
Translated headword: fingers, finger[-dates]
Vetting Status: high
Among many [sc. this is the name for] the dates of the date palm.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "Daktylos' day"; in reference to those passing their days happily. For Daktylos was a man born in Athens who had the greatest honors.[2]
Greek Original:
*da/ktuloi: para\ polloi=s oi( ba/lanoi tou= foi/nikos. kai\ paroimi/a: *daktu/lou h(me/ra: e)pi\ tw=n eu)hmerou/ntwn. *da/ktulos ga/r tis a)nh\r ge/gonen *)aqh/nhsi megi/stwn laxw\n timw=n.
[1] cf. Artemidorus 5.89.
[2] Zenobius 3.10.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; botany; daily life; definition; ethics; geography; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 July 2002@23:37:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 21 July 2002@05:32:23.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 14 June 2012@05:41:11.
David Whitehead on 4 October 2015@04:13:58.


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