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Headword: Πεζῇ
Adler number: pi,913
Translated headword: on foot
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] walking.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "I am walking on foot; for I know not [how] to swim".[2] Meaning I cannot [do so].
Greek Original:
Πεζῇ: βάδην. καὶ παροιμία: πεζῇ βαδίζω: νεῖν γὰρ οὐκ ἐπίσταμαι. ἀντὶ τοῦ οὐ δύναμαι.
The headword (which also features in the proverb quoted) is dative feminine singular -- presupposing the noun ὁδός -- of the adjective πεζός . See generally LSJ s.v., III.
[1] cf. ps.-Zonaras s.v. ἐμβαδόν and Photius s.v. πεζῆ .
[2] For this proverb see lines 49-50 of Eupolis fr. 268 Kassel-Austin (= 98 in Austin, CGFPR), from the Taxiarchs; also the scholia to Aristophanes, Wasps 959 and Birds 1432 (cf. epsilon 2637, omicron 878), and Arsenius, Apophthegmata 14.16.
Keywords: athletics; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; proverbs
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 7 June 2007@16:49:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 8 June 2007@03:27:50.
David Whitehead (added primary note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 September 2011@08:29:22.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2013@04:43:38.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 December 2014@08:33:19.


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