Saturday, October 13, 2012

καρίνα -- τροπίδα

keel... I only knew the word kaREEnah for keel; apparently the older word troPEEtha is a synonym. I learned the word from the Andras Karkavitsas line that Greece lives με το ινί και την καρίνα, with the ploughshare and the keel, to indicate the importance of both land and sea to the Greek soul. It came to mind now actually because I was writing about ploughing in the old days in my carobs essay. 

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