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Headword: Ἐγχώριον
Adler number: epsilon,185
Translated headword: local
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] domestic.[1]
"For locals know best not only the directions of the winds, according to the proverb, but also the customs of the local people."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐγχώριον: οἰκεῖον. ἐγχώριοι γὰρ οὐ μόνον τὰς τῶν ἀνέμων στάσεις κατὰ τὴν παροιμίαν, ἀλλὰ καὶ τὰ τῶν ἐγχωρίων ἀνθρώπων ἤθη κάλλιστα γινώσκουσιν.
[1] Masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular of the adjective ἐγχώριος ; same glossing in other lexica; evidently quoted from somewhere.
[2] Polybius 9.25.3, quoted already at alpha 2263. Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.2042.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 June 2005@00:22:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 June 2005@02:51:56.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 6 June 2005@12:49:20.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 27 July 2012@06:58:43.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@07:39:38.


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