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Headword: Ὁδοῦ παρούσης τὴν ἀτραπὸν ζητεῖς
Adler number: omicron,48
Translated headword: you are seeking the trail when a road is present
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The saying [to that effect].[1] Aristophanes in Anagyros [writes]: "I rushed down the trail when a (?)haven was present."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the dative] ὁδῷ ["on a road"], [meaning] in life, in work, in faith.[3]
David [says]: "and he did not stand on a road of sinners."[4]
Greek Original:
Ὁδοῦ παρούσης τὴν ἀτραπὸν ζητεῖς: τὸ λεγόμενον. Ἀριστοφάνης Ἀναγύρῳ: ὅρμου παρόντος, τὴν ἀτραπὸν κατερρύην. καὶ ὁδῷ: βίῳ, ἔργῳ, πίστει. Δαυίδ: καὶ ἐν ὁδῷ ἁμαρτωλῶν οὐκ ἔστη.
Notes:
The first paragraph of this entry is also in Photius (omicron37 Theodoridis), from Aelius Dionysius (omicron4); see also Appendix Proverbiorum 4.12 and other paroemiographers.
[1] Photius has 'a saying'. Theodoridis notes that Dindorf inserted the Suda's definite article, though he himself does not follow suit.
[2] Aristophanes fr. 47 Kock (and K.-A.). The noun here is not the headword phrase's ὁδοῦ ; it is transmitted as ὅρμου , though some would emend to οἶμου ("path").
[3] From epsilon 1386. The part of the entry, from ὁδῷ on, is lacking in manuscripts AFG; manuscripts V and M have it in different places. Adler regards it as an interpolation.
[4] Psalm 1.1 LXX.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Amanda Aponte on 5 November 2009@11:11:20.
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