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Headword: Ῥοπικὸν ὤνιον
Adler number: rho,232
Translated headword: petty purchase
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to things which are cheap and bought by many; for a ῥόπος [is] a cheap item of universal merchandise.
Greek Original:
Ῥοπικὸν ὤνιον: ἐπὶ τῶν εὐτελῶν μέν, πολλοῖς δὲ πιπρασκομένων: ῥόπος γὰρ ὁ εὐτελὴς καὶ παντοδαπὸς φόρτος.
Apostolius 15.30, etc. (cf. rho 260 and rho 261 where these words have their correct spelling, with omega.)
See also e.g. Plutarch, Lycurgus 9.3: L.'s prohibition on coinage prevents the Spartans from buying trashy foreign goods, xenika kai rhopika.
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 April 2003@04:50:24.
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