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Headword: *de/xetai kai\ bw=lon a)lh/ths
Adler number: delta,298
Translated headword: a vagabond accepts even a clod
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative.[1] [sc. This proverbial phrase] is applied to those accepting everything for what is better.[2] Or simply, [it is applied] to those admitting no-one.
Greek Original:
*de/xetai kai\ bw=lon a)lh/ths: ai)tiatikh=|. e)pi\ tw=n pa/nta pro\s to\ krei=tton e)kdexome/nwn ta/ttetai. h)\ a(plw=s, e)pi\ tw=n mhde/na prosieme/nwn.
[1] Similarly in syntactical lexica. Here the point evidently refers, in a general way, to the verb in the headword phrase (de/xomai).
[2] Zenobius 3.22.
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 July 2002@10:51:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords) on 5 September 2002@11:31:31.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 2 December 2011@05:53:16.
David Whitehead on 19 June 2012@06:39:28.
David Whitehead on 11 October 2015@07:03:58.
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