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Headword: *)ako/lw| ta\ xei/lh, ou) su/kw| bu=sai
Adler number: alpha,920
Translated headword: to stuff the lips with a crumb (and) not with a fig
Vetting Status: high
The saying advises dealing with problems vigorously.
Greek Original:
*)ako/lw| ta\ xei/lh, ou) su/kw| bu=sai: pareggua=| o( lo/gos e)rrwme/nws xrh=sqai toi=s pra/gmasin.
The 'saying' itself is repeated (out of alphabetical order) at alpha 949. Note, however, that in Appendix Proverbiorum 1.13 it appears with the same gloss but in a substantively different form: a)ko/llhta xei/lh ou) su/kw| bu/seis, "you do not stuff glued-up lips with a fig".
Keywords: daily life; food; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 25 March 2000@03:55:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 26 January 2001@04:58:04.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword) on 26 January 2012@07:34:07.
Catharine Roth (keyword) on 3 May 2012@23:56:04.
David Whitehead on 4 May 2012@03:41:37.
David Whitehead on 13 May 2015@10:35:06.


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