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Headword: Aeton hiptasthai didaskeis
Adler number: alpha,573
Translated headword: you are teaching an eagle to fly
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those attempting to teach certain people things that they understand better than [do] those wishing to teach.
Greek Original:
Aeton hiptasthai didaskeis: epi tôn encheirountôn didaskein tinas ha epistantai mallon tôn thelontôn didaskein.
Same entry in Photius. See also Zenobius 2.49 and other pareoemiographers; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1918.
Keywords: daily life; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 March 2001@17:32:27.
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David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 17 March 2001@05:59:54.
David Whitehead (added note) on 17 February 2003@08:14:37.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 16 August 2006@07:22:14.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 January 2012@06:09:44.
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