Definiendum : honesty

Honesty is such a lonely word.

Billy Joel

honesty /ˈɒnəsti, ˈɒnisti/ noun

Lucian of Samosata says that a good historian should “call a fig a fig, and a trough a trough” (τὰ σῦκα σῦκα, τὴν σκάφην δὲ σκάφην ὀνομάσων).  This expression prefigures some idioms of modern European languages, as “call a spade a spade” (English), “appeler un chat un chat” (French), or “llamar al pan, pan y al vino, vino” (Spanish). Living languages convey living traditions. In the modern Olympic games of the last three decades, people call Taiwan “Chinese Taipei”.

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