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Headword: Μυκώνιος γείτων
Adler number: mu,1400
Translated headword: a neighbour from Mykonos
Vetting Status: high
This [sc. proverbial phrase] is deployed against those with a bad name for niggardliness and pettiness; it arises from the small size and insignificance of the island of Mykonos.[1]
And [there is] another proverb: 'he has burst into the drinking-parties like Mykonians do'.[2] For because they were poor they had a bad name for niggardliness. It is applied to those going in to drinking-parties uninvited.
Greek Original:
Μυκώνιος γείτων: αὕτη τάττεται κατὰ τῶν διαβεβλημένων ἐπὶ γλισχρότητι καὶ σμικροπρεπείᾳ, παρὰ τὴν σμικρότητα τῆς νήσου τῆς Μύκωνος καὶ εὐτέλειαν. καὶ ἑτέρα παροιμία: Μυκωνίων δίκην ἐπεισπέπαικεν εἰς τὰ συμπόσια. διὰ γὰρ τὸ πένεσθαι διεβέβληντο ἐπὶ γλισχρότητι. εἴρηται δὲ ἐπὶ τῶν ἀκλήτως εἰσιόντων εἰς τὰ συμπόσια.
[1] Also in Photius (mu588 Theodoridis), from Pausanias the Atticist, and cf. Zenobius 5.21 and other paroemiographers.
[2] Archilochus: see under epsilon 2145.
Keywords: daily life; economics; ethics; food; geography; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 September 2001@07:31:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 7 December 2003@21:35:00.
David Whitehead (augmented and rearranged notes) on 8 December 2003@03:13:48.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 1 August 2007@08:35:07.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2013@04:19:01.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@06:14:52.


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