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Headword: Εἰκῇ
Adler number: epsiloniota,77
Translated headword: at random
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] in vain/to no purpose.[1]
[There is] a proverb: 'don't at random to Abydos'. It leaves out 'sail' or 'journey'. It is said in reference to those taking risks.[2]
Greek Original:
Εἰκῇ: μάτην. παροιμία: Μὴ εἰκῇ τὴν Ἄβυδον. λείπει παραπλεῖν ἢ διαφοιτᾶν. λέγεται δὲ ἐπὶ τῶν διακινδυνευόντων.
Notes:
[1] cf. generally epsiloniota 74, epsiloniota 76, epsiloniota 78, epsiloniota 79.
[2] Apostolius 11.52, etc. For Abydos cf. alpha 101, delta 184, epsilon 2225, pi 2075.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; geography; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 April 2003@07:00:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 29 July 2003@00:54:06.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 July 2003@03:08:06.
David Whitehead on 23 November 2012@05:37:29.

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