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Headword: Amas apêitoun, hoi d' apêrnounto skaphas
Adler number: alpha,1504
Translated headword: they were asking for shovels but the others were refusing them bowls
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A Saying] in reference to those who ask for some things but are told they cannot have things different from those requested.
Greek Original:
Amas apêitoun, hoi d' apêrnounto skaphas: epi tôn alla men aitountôn, alla de tôn aitoumenôn echein aparnoumenôn.
Zenobius 1.83, etc.; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.2101.
See again alpha 1574.
Keywords: daily life; proverbs; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 April 2001@14:27:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keyword) on 25 April 2001@04:11:45.
David Whitehead (added note) on 7 July 2002@10:14:47.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 February 2012@07:06:51.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@07:57:42.


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