Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for omicron,103 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: *(o ka/nhs th=s tu/xhs u(pere/xei
Adler number: omicron,103
Translated headword: the doormat surpasses the bed
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who own more and better [un]necessary things than necessary ones.
Greek Original:
*(o ka/nhs th=s tu/xhs u(pere/xei: e)pi\ tw=n ta\ a)nagkai=a mei/zw kai\ plei/w tw=n a)nagkai/wn kekthme/nwn.
Crates fr.12 Kock (14 K.-A.), quoted several times in lexicography (e.g. Pollux 10.90, Photius omicron172 Theodoridis). The Suda's version not only omits a crucial negative from the gloss, as indicated, but corrupts the second noun in the headword phrase itself, from koi/ths ('bed') to tu/xhs ('luck', not translated here).
Keywords: comedy; daily life; economics; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 September 2002@08:04:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 30 September 2002@11:05:33.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 11 April 2011@06:13:31.
David Whitehead (updating) on 23 June 2013@07:34:17.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search