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Headword: *mhde/n pot' ei)/hn a)/llo, plh\n qew=| fi/los
Adler number: mu,875
Translated headword: may I never be anything other than a friend to god
Vetting Status: high
To the extent that I am numbered under his sphere [lh=cis] and his power.
But lh=cis is a word for cessation.[1]
Greek Original:
*mhde/n pot' ei)/hn a)/llo, plh\n qew=| fi/los: e)s o(/son u(po\ th\n au)tou= lh=cin kai\ to\ au)tou= kra/tos a)riqmou=mai. *lh=cis de\ le/getai pau=sis.
The headword phrase (a line of iambic verse) is tentatively classified as a proverb by Adler but does not occur in this form in the paroemiographers. For something close, see Arsenius 8.6f: eu)dai/mwn ei)/hn kai\ qeoi=s fi/los a)qana/toisi.
[1] cf. lambda 465.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; meter and music; poetry; proverbs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 July 2009@06:16:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 July 2009@01:31:18.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 20 May 2013@09:42:53.


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