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Headword: *oi)/koqi
Adler number: omicroniota,67
Translated headword: at home
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] at the house.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "from home a witness." In reference to those who agree after a lie to speak the truth.[2]
Greek Original:
*oi)/koqi: e)pi\ th=s oi)ki/as. kai\ paroimi/a: *oi)/koqen. o( ma/rtus. e)pi\ tw=n meta\ to\ yeu=dos ei)pei=n o(mologou/ntwn th\n a)lh/qeian.
The headword has the archaic locative ending -thi.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius omicron94 Theodoridis. The headword is taken to be quoted from Homer, Iliad 8.513.
[2] Several of the paroemiographers have this proverb but gloss it differently: "in reference to those providing witnesses against themselves". *oi)/koqen o( ma/rtus (without the full stop) occurs in Lucian, Juppiter tragoedus; Adler's typography suggests that she considered oi)/koqen alone to be the original Suda reading, with "proverb" and "witness etc." as later interpolations.
Keywords: daily life; definition; epic; ethics; law; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 22 June 2003@21:41:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 June 2003@07:07:30.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 5 August 2013@07:59:13.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2013@04:22:32.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 20 March 2021@23:21:14.


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