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Headword: *ei)s de/on
Adler number: epsiloniota,241
Translated headword: needfully, to meet a need
Vetting Status: high
'The hero summoned him by his father's name: "I found you needfully", he said, "for I wish to summon you to a feast."'[1] Meaning I found you opportunely.
And a [there is] proverb: 'for the necessary'; whenever someone does not want to speak openly, in circumstances where a lot of money has been spent, he says 'for the necessary'.[2]
Greek Original:
*ei)s de/on: patro/qen au)to\n kale/sas o( h(/rws, ei)s de/on se eu(=ron, fhsi/: bou/lomai ga\r kale/sai s' e)s panqoini/an. a)nti\ tou= eu)kai/rws se eu(=ron. kai\ paroimi/a: *ei)s de/on: o(/tan ti/s qe/lh| mh\ fanerw=s ei)pei=n, o(/pou ti polla/kis a)na/lwse, le/gei: ei)s de/on.
[1] Aelian fr. 266 Domingo-Forasté (268 Hercher). For 'feast' see pi 197, cf. pi 196.
[2] For the historical incident which gave rise to this proverb see delta 243.
Keywords: daily life; definition; economics; food; history; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 April 2003@06:17:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 17 April 2003@23:17:13.
David Whitehead (added x-refs) on 18 April 2003@03:25:06.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 1) on 5 September 2011@22:49:10.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 27 November 2012@05:13:50.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 25 April 2018@00:56:36.


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