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Headword: Γηρᾶναι
Adler number: gamma,246
Translated headword: to grow old
Vetting Status: high
[γηρᾶναι is the same as] γηράσαι .[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "as I grow old I always learn many things",[1] in reference to those more experienced because of age.[2]
Greek Original:
Γηρᾶναι: γηρᾶσαι. καὶ παροιμία: Γηράσκω δ' αἰεὶ πολλὰ διδασκόμενος, ἐπὶ τῶν διὰ γῆρας ἐμπειροτέρων.
[1] Alternative forms of the aorist active infinitive of γηράσκω : see LSJ s.v.
[2] Solon [sigma 776] fr. 18 West; Zenobius 3.4 and other paroemiographers; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.2035.
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 July 2002@16:50:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 July 2002@03:28:00.
David Whitehead (expanded note; betacode and other cosmetics) on 7 June 2012@05:47:20.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@07:36:42.
Catharine Roth (added new note 1) on 9 September 2012@00:42:52.


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