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Headword: *kinh/sw to\n a)f' i(era=s
Adler number: kappa,1642
Translated headword: I will move him from a holy, I will move it from a holy
Vetting Status: high
This [proverbial phrase] is used in reference to those who are setting in motion their last [chance of] help. From a nautical metaphor -- sailors who look for help to the 'holy anchor' -- or from those playing draughts, for amongst them there is a 'holy piece'.
Greek Original:
*kinh/sw to\n a)f' i(era=s: tou=to e)pi\ tw=n th\n e)sxa/thn boh/qeian kinou/ntwn te/taktai. e)k metafora=s tw=n nautw=n, oi(\ th\n boh/qeian ei)s th\n i(era\n a)/gkuran e)/xousin, h)\ a)po\ tw=n petteuo/ntwn: par' au)toi=s ga\r kei=tai yh=fos i(era/.
cf. the scholia to Plato, Laws 739A (web address 1) and 820C (web address 2); Apostolius 4.55 and 9.80; and see under alpha 4613.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; imagery; proverbs; religion; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 September 2003@06:40:50.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (added links and keywords, set status) on 30 September 2003@16:35:42.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:30:21.
David Whitehead on 25 February 2013@07:17:11.


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