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Headword: *au)to\n ou) tre/fwn ku/nas tre/feis
Adler number: alpha,4513
Translated headword: you can't keep yourself [yet] you keep dogs
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverb] in reference to those who are impoverished, but who promise to keep others.
Greek Original:
*au)to\n ou) tre/fwn ku/nas tre/feis: e)pi\ tw=n a)porou/ntwn me\n, e(te/rous de\ tre/fein e)paggellome/nwn.
Diogenianus 3.17.
Keywords: daily life; economics; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 1 August 2001@16:45:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 2 August 2001@03:29:29.
David Whitehead (added note) on 28 August 2002@06:46:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 3 May 2012@07:48:33.


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