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Headword: *pi/qhkos
Adler number: pi,1578
Translated headword: ape, monkey
Vetting Status: high
[pi/qhkos means the same as] the mimw/.[1]
But pi/qhc is what some call a short little man.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the verb] diapiqhki/sai ["to monkey around"], [meaning] to play. From the apes: for the animal [is] a great busybody.[3]
And [there is] a proverb: 'the jar in Hades that cannot be filled'. See under a)plhsti/a.[4]
Greek Original:
*pi/qhkos: h( mimw/. *pi/qhc de\ para/ tisin o( braxu\s a)nqrwpi/skos. kai\ *diapiqhki/sai, diapai=cai. a)po\ tw=n piqh/kwn: filopragmone/staton ga\r to\ zw=|on. kai\ paroimi/a: a)/plhstos pi/qos o( e)n a(/|dou. zh/tei e)n tw=| a)plhsti/a.
[1] Again at pi 1579, pi 1580.
[2] cf. pi 1582.
[3] From delta 699.
[4] Fuller version of the proverb at alpha 3230; placed here because of the noun pi/qos.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 January 2002@19:10:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 5 January 2002@05:10:09.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 20 November 2002@21:09:06.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 May 2011@08:59:34.
David Whitehead on 2 October 2011@06:38:44.
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