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Headword: Αἰγῶν ὀνόματα
Adler number: alphaiota,73
Translated headword: nanny-goats' names
Vetting Status: high
That is, useless things; for [all] nanny-goats [are] alike.[1] But names are applied to things that differ as a means of distinguishing them.
Greek Original:
Αἰγῶν ὀνόματα: οἷον ἄχρηστα πράγματα: ὅμοιαι γὰρ αἱ αἶγες. ἐπὶ δὲ τοῖς διαφέρουσιν ὡς χαρακτηριστικὰ τίθεται τὰ ὀνόματα.
[1] Also, thus far, in Appendix Proverbiorum 1.8.
Keywords: daily life; philosophy; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 29 October 2002@07:40:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 30 October 2002@03:40:41.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 May 2012@06:30:10.
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