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Headword: Κατὰ ναῦν
Adler number: kappa,667
Translated headword: by ship
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] by rank/order. Expressed from the proverb: "by ship the tackle [sc. is determined]".
Greek Original:
Κατὰ ναῦν: κατὰ τάξιν. εἴρηται δὲ ἀπὸ τῆς παροιμίας: κατὰ ναῦν τὰ ἄρμενα.
Same entry in Photius, where Theodoridis cites the not-very-close parallel of Thucydides 2.84.1. The paroemiographers themselves recognise no such proverb.
For 'tackle' cf. under alpha 1912, delta 1346, kappa 259.
Keywords: daily life; definition; historiography; military affairs; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 May 2008@07:31:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 11 May 2008@19:46:31.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 12 May 2008@03:06:31.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2013@06:08:21.


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