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Headword: *tou)=pos
Adler number: tau,829
Translated headword: the saying
Vetting Status: high
[tou)=pos means the same as] to\ e)/pos.[1]
"And that saying is rightly said and not badly," in Aristophanes, "neither with utter ruin nor without utter ruin." This is said in a proverb: "women [are an] evil; but nevertheless, o demesman, it is not possible for a household to dwell without evil."[2]
Greek Original:
*tou)=pos: to\ e)/pos. ka)/st' e)kei=no tou)=pos o)rqw=s, kou) kakw=s ei)rhme/non, par' *)aristofa/nei: ou)/te su\n panwle/qroisin, ou)d' a)/neu panwle/qrwn. e)n paroimi/a| tou=to le/getai: kako\n gunai=kes: a)ll' o(/mws, w)= dhmo/ta, ou)k e)/stin oi)kei=n oi)ki/an a)/neu kakou=.
cf. omicron 969.
[1] The headword is to\ e)/pos with crasis, spelled out as the gloss, from the quotation which follows.
[2] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1038-9 (web address 1), with scholion. The second quotation given is Susarion fr. 1 West (from Stobaeus 4.22.68).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; proverbs; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 July 2010@00:31:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 July 2010@03:23:07.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2014@08:44:38.


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