Type 5876
(formerly typ/3900)

Ὥσπερ πλέουσι λιμένες χρῆμα ξένον,
πόρρω δὲ τοῖς βαίνουσιν ἀνύσαι τρίβον,
καὶ τοῖς ξενιτεύουσι πατρίδος θέα,
οὕτω βίβλους γράφουσιν εἰς τέρμα φθάσαι.
Text source A. McCollum 2015, The Rejoicing Sailor and the Rotting Hand: Two Formulas in Syriac and Arabic Colophons, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, 18, 67-93: 74-75
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s)
Translation(s) As harbors are a foreign thing to those who sail,
And further, finishing the beaten path is to those who walk,
And sight of the homeland to those living abroad,
So to those who write books is reaching the end.
Language: English
A. McCollum 2015, The Rejoicing Sailor and the Rotting Hand: Two Formulas in Syriac and Arabic Colophons, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, 18, 67-93: 74-75
Bibliography
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [24683] Ὥσπερ πλέουσι λιμένες χρῆμα ξένον
ATHOS - Mone Megistes Lauras Ε 145 (Eustratiades 607) (f. 326r)
(4 verses)
Acknowledgements
Contributor(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 905: "Librarii nota"
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Last modified: 2019-12-06.