ἁλῶν δὲ φόρτος ἔνθεν ἦλθεν, ἔνθ' ἔβη –> light come, light go | easy come, easy go

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ἁλῶν δὲ φόρτος ἔνθεν ἦλθεν, ἔνθ' ἔβη –> light come, light go | easy come, easy go, [lit. "from thence (the sea) it came, and back there it went, that load of salt" (proverbial)]
Said of those who are careless of impending danger, like the sleepy sailors who ignored the seawater that entered the hold and liquified their cargo of salt, which made the boat tip over and sink (Suda).
« Last Edit: 27 Mar, 2021, 01:47:35 by billberg23 »


 

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