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Headword: Κύων ἐπὶ φάτνην
Adler number: kappa,2729
Translated headword: a dog at a manger
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proverb in reference to those neither using [something] nor allowing others [to do so].
Greek Original:
Κύων ἐπὶ φάτνην: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν μήτε χρωμένων μήτε ἄλλους ἐώντων.
Notes:
Photius, Lexicon kappa1282 Theodoridis, and similarly elsewhere.
Also at eta 187, where the "dog" is grammatically a bitch.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 December 2000@05:09:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 27 October 2003@00:04:41.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 27 October 2003@03:13:44.
David Whitehead on 22 March 2013@05:47:24.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2016@12:55:25.

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