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Headword: *(upe/ra
Adler number: upsilon,213
Translated headword: brace, upper [rope]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the rope on the gaff of the mast, with which it is both lifted and stretched. From this a proverb arose in reference to those letting go the things they should have and keeping control of the things they should not.[1]
"Leaving the brace, they chase the sheet."[2] [sc. A proverbual phrase] in reference to those leaving aside necessary things, and preferring irrelevant ones.
Greek Original:
*(upe/ra: to\ tou= ke/ratos tou= i(stou= sxoini/on, w(=| a)ni/etai/ te kai\ diatei/netai. ge/gone de\ a)po\ tou/tou paroimi/a e)pi\ tw=n a(\ dei= e)/xein a)fie/ntwn, a(\ de\ mh\ dei= kratou/ntwn. a)fe/ntes th\n u(pe/ran to\n po/da diw/kousin. e)pi\ tw=n ta\ a)nagkai=a me\n paralimpano/ntwn, ta\ peritta\ de\ protimwme/nwn.
[1] Likewise in Photius (upsilon99), from Pausanias the Atticist (upsilon6), and similarly elsewhere. On this item of nautical equipment see generally Casson 259-261.
[2] Also under alpha 4582 and alpha 4599 (q.v.); see also Diogenianus 1.88, and Eustathius on Homer, Odyssey 5.260. The pou\s is the lower corner of the sail or a rope fastened thereto.
Lionel Casson, Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World (Baltimore 1995)
Keywords: daily life; definition; proverbs; science and technology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 14 August 2009@09:15:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 14 August 2009@09:31:30.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 21 November 2013@05:54:37.


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