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Headword: *peri\ po/da
Adler number: pi,1258
Translated headword: round the foot
Vetting Status: high
As if [to say] fitting exactly, like one's shoes to one's feet. Plato [Comicus writes]: "to me this affair is as [if] round the foot."[1] And in Goods and Chattels [he writes]: "and fitting his ways as [if] round the foot."[2]
Greek Original:
*peri\ po/da: oi(=on a(rmo/tton sfo/dra, w(s ta\ u(podh/mata toi=s posi/. *pla/twn: w(s e)sti/ moi to\ xrh=ma tou=to peri\ po/da. kai\ e)n *skeuai=s: kai\ toi=s tro/pois a(rmo/tton w(s peri\ po/da.
Likewise in other lexica; references at Photius pi739 Theodoridis.
On this idiom see generally LSJ s.v. pou=s, 6.c.
[1] Plato Comicus fr. 197 Kock (221 K.-A.).
[2] Plato Comicus fr. 129 Kock (137 K.-A.).
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 August 2010@06:12:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 6 August 2010@11:47:05.
David Whitehead (another note) on 8 August 2010@04:47:28.
David Whitehead on 25 September 2011@09:30:23.
David Whitehead on 26 September 2013@07:35:53.


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