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Headword: *)/alla me\n o( *leu/kwnos o)/nos fe/rei, a)/lla de\ *leu/kwn
Adler number: alpha,1064
Translated headword: some things Leukon's donkey carries (but) others Leukon
Vetting Status: high
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Greek Original:
*)/alla me\n o( *leu/kwnos o)/nos fe/rei, a)/lla de\ *leu/kwn.
The proverb appears in this form in Diogenianus 2.21, who explains it as applying to a mismatch between words and actions and adds an anecdote about an Athenian farmer of this name. (Other paroemiographers have variant versions: see e.g. Zenobius 1.74.)
Keywords: aetiology; agriculture; daily life; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 March 2000@22:47:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 10 June 2002@06:39:32.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 2 February 2012@08:32:33.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 26 May 2015@08:43:30.


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