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Headword: *to\ *pa/rnou ska/fion
Adler number: tau,777
Translated headword: Parnos' little boat
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those making frequent searches for small items. For Parnos the helmsman lost a boat and was a constant nuisance.
Greek Original:
*to\ *pa/rnou ska/fion: e)pi\ tw=n mikra\ polla/kis zhtou/ntwn. *pa/rnos ga\r o( kubernh/ths ska/fos a)pw/lese kai\ sunexw=s h)nw/xlei.
The paroemiographers' versions of this (Diogenianus 8.27; Apostolius 16.88) are a little more explicit, making Parnos "a nuisance" in pestering his fellow-citizens (presumably for a replacement vessel).
The name Parnos is otherwise unattested and does not inspire confidence.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; daily life; ethics; military affairs; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 November 2001@06:56:17.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 1 November 2004@00:08:06.
David Whitehead (another headword; augmented note) on 1 November 2004@03:19:57.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 1 May 2011@08:57:18.
David Whitehead on 14 August 2011@10:07:33.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2014@07:03:52.


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