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Headword: Ἐρυμβόνα τὰ τιμιώτατα εἰς ἀσωτίαν ἀφειδεστάτην
Adler number: epsilon,3105
Translated headword: he used to fritter away the most precious things on a most unstinting prodigality
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
['He used to fritter away' comes] from the verb ῥυμβονῶ . Aelian [sc. uses the phrase].
Greek Original:
Ἐρυμβόνα τὰ τιμιώτατα εἰς ἀσωτίαν ἀφειδεστάτην: ἀπὸ τοῦ ῥυμβονῶ ῥήματος. Αἰλιανός.
Note:
Aelian fr. 149a Domingo-Forasté (146 Hercher); cf. rho 293. The individual concerned is unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 January 2008@10:44:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 11 January 2008@23:45:23.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword; augmented note) on 12 January 2008@04:15:37.
David Whitehead on 30 October 2012@05:56:26.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 5 November 2012@01:19:10.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 15 February 2016@03:10:09.

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