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Headword: Κευθωνύμου κλέος, αἶσχος
Adler number: kappa,1439
Translated headword: Keuthonymos' fame -- or shame
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who have a shameful fame; or if someone were to conceal his name;[1] or [the name of someone] ill-named.
Greek Original:
Κευθωνύμου κλέος, ἢ αἶσχος: ἐπὶ τῶν αἴσχιον κλέος ἐχόντων: ἢ ἄν τις ἐπικρύψειε τὸ ὄνομα: ἢ δυσωνύμου.
Notes:
Slightly more fully in Zenobius 4.72. The only attested Keuthonymos -- Kythonymos in Zenobius, and cf. Hesychius kappa4448, but apparently lower-case there -- is the father of the herdsman Menoites in the myth of Heracles' Labours, but nothing is known of E. himself; hence the struggle, here, to interpret the proverb.
[1] This attempt at explanation is etymological; cf. generally kappa 1435, kappa 1436, kappa 1438.
Keywords: biography; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; mythology; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 September 2003@05:49:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 26 September 2003@19:02:04.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 27 September 2003@09:13:21.
David Whitehead on 19 February 2013@09:44:13.

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