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Headword: *th\n *)akesai/ou selh/nhn
Adler number: tau,512
Translated headword: Akesaios' moon
Vetting Status: high
A proverb. It is applied to those who are lingering and being slow. Akesaios was Neleus' helmsman.
Greek Original:
*th\n *)akesai/ou selh/nhn: paroimi/a. le/getai de\ e)pi\ tw=n diameno/ntwn kai\ braduno/ntwn. h)=n de\ *nei/lew kubernh/ths o( *)akesai=os.
Entry also in Photius (tau256 Theodoridis), taken to come from Pausanias the Atticist (tau26), and cf. Apostolius 16.44. The headword phrase is in the accusative case.
For Neleus see nu 312.
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; mythology; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 May 2003@08:46:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 7 May 2003@18:38:04.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 1 May 2011@06:15:23.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 14 August 2011@06:00:51.
David Whitehead on 12 January 2014@09:04:12.


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