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Headword: *ai)\c *skuri/a
Adler number: alphaiota,238
Translated headword: Skyrian nanny-goat
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who ruin good deeds: for they say that [these goats] have plenty of milk, but when they are milked, they overturn the pail.
Greek Original:
*ai)\c *skuri/a: e)pi\ tw=n ta\s eu)ergesi/as a)natrepo/ntwn: fasi\ ga\r au)ta\s polu\ ga/la e)xou/sas, e)peida\n a)melxqw=sin, a)natre/pein to\ a)ggei=on.
cf. Zenobius 2.18, Diogenianus 2.33.
For Skyros in the Suda see also alpha 4101, sigma 714.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; food; geography; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 February 2003@00:49:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augemnted note and keywords) on 27 February 2003@03:26:24.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 15 May 2012@07:00:38.


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