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Headword: *gennai=os
Adler number: gamma,126
Translated headword: noble
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who was born well.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the proverbial saying] "you are noble through your purse", in reference to those appearing to be wellborn because of wealth.[2]
"The noble man [is] superior to money."[3]
Greek Original:
*gennai=os: o( eu)= gegonw/s. kai\ *gennai=os ei)= e)k balanti/ou, e)pi\ tw=n dia\ plou=ton eu)genw=n ei)=nai dokou/ntwn. o(/ti xrhma/twn krei/ttwn o( gennai=os a)nh/r.
See also gamma 127.
[1] Also in other lexica, including Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon.
[2] Also in Photius; cf. Zenobius 2.88 and other paroemiographers.
[3] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 48 Zintzen (24 Asmus).
Keywords: daily life; definition; economics; ethics; philosophy; proverbs
Translated by: William Hutton on 8 June 2003@10:14:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 8 June 2003@10:23:07.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 4 December 2005@09:15:41.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaking) on 5 June 2012@06:36:21.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 28 August 2012@11:18:35.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 26 December 2014@00:15:56.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 26 December 2014@04:04:09.


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