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Headword: *eu)telh/s
Adler number: epsilon,3767
Translated headword: thrifty
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the one who is parsimonious in a virtuous manner, and who spends little. Thus Menander [sc. uses the word]: "myself, [I am] witless, thrifty to excess. And, the profligate is a spendthrift, extremely bold."[1]
Greek Original:
*eu)telh/s: e)p' a)reth=s o( feidwlo/s, kai\ o)ligoda/panos. ou(/tw *me/nandros: e)gw\ de\ a)no/htos, eu)telh\s u(perbolh=|. kai/, o( a)/swtos e)sti\ polutelh/s, qrasu\s sfo/dra.
cf. epsilon 3766.
[1] Menander fr. 615 Kock (137 Meineke, 800 K├Ârte-Thierfelder, 544 K.-A.). Editors have not agreed with Adler that only the first of these two lines is Menandrian, though Koerte suspected that the two lines are not contiguous.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 8 February 2008@11:16:37.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 February 2008@11:32:36.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 8 February 2008@17:27:46.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 February 2008@05:21:41.
David Whitehead on 15 November 2012@06:08:26.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 31 December 2014@04:33:48.


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