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Headword: *)alw/phc ou) dwrodokei=tai
Adler number: alpha,1391
Translated headword: a fox does not take bribes
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those not easily won over by bribes.[1] Cratinus in Laws [writes]: "each one of you is a fox who takes bribes"[2]
Greek Original:
*)alw/phc ou) dwrodokei=tai: e)pi\ tw=n ou) r(a|di/ws dw/rois peiqome/nwn. *krati=nos *no/mois: u(mw=n ei(=s me\n e(/kastos a)lw/phc dwrodokei=tai.
[1] Zenobius 1.71. (Note, however, that in Photius, Lexicon alpha1088 Theodoridis, both proverb and gloss have no negative.)
[2] Cratinus fr. 128 Kock, now 135 K.-A.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; economics; ethics; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 26 May 2000@14:18:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 February 2001@05:54:55.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 2 July 2002@04:33:02.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords) on 10 February 2012@05:49:03.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 16 March 2012@01:31:40.
David Whitehead on 20 August 2013@07:51:57.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2014@04:20:14.
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