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Headword: Κοδάλου χοίνιξ
Adler number: kappa,1902
Translated headword: Kodalos' choenix
Vetting Status: high
A proverb [used] in reference to to those using rather large measures.
Greek Original:
Κοδάλου χοίνιξ: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν μείζοσι μέτροις κεχρημένων.
The correct spelling of the name Kodalos appears to be not with omicron, as here, but with omega: see Hesychius s.v., Diogenianus 5.69, and -- the ultimate source -- Hipponax [iota 588] fr. 151a.
For 'choenix' see generally chi 590, chi 591.
Keywords: biography; daily life; poetry; proverbs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 December 2008@08:36:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 12 December 2008@11:19:26.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 14 December 2008@04:18:11.
David Whitehead on 6 March 2013@05:54:02.


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