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Headword: Aponemou tês hamaxês, tôn de onôn ouden melei
Adler number: alpha,3450
Translated headword: help yourself to the wagon but don't worry about the donkeys
Vetting Status: high
A proverb concerning those who take care of their own things but neglect those of others; for instance, those who have a wagon of their own, but rent donkeys, and neglect them.
Greek Original:
Aponemou tês hamaxês, tôn de onôn ouden melei: paroimia epi tôn ta oikeia têmelountôn, tôn de allotriôn amelountôn: paroson hoi idian echontes hamaxan, onous de misthoumenoi, amelousin autôn.
Not in the paroemiographers in this full form, but cf. tau 863, where the second part reappears (in a personalised form); thus in Apostolius 17.43.
Keywords: daily life; economics; ethics; proverbs; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 16 November 2000@00:06:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 21 August 2002@08:01:34.
David Whitehead (notes) on 5 November 2004@03:04:21.
David Whitehead (tweaked note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 4 April 2012@04:24:20.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 28 August 2015@06:41:48.


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