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Headword: *batra/xw| u(/dwr
Adler number: beta,191
Translated headword: water to a frog
Vetting Status: high
Like fat to a ferret. In reference to those giving what the recipients relish.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] "you are pouring wine for frogs", in reference to those providing what the recipients have no use for.[2]
Greek Original:
*batra/xw| u(/dwr: w(s galh=| ste/ar. e)pi\ tw=n tau=ta dido/ntwn, oi(=s xai/rousin oi( lamba/nontes. kai\ *batra/xois oi)noxoei=s, e)pi\ tw=n tau=ta parexo/ntwn, w(=n ou) xrh/|zousin oi( lamba/nontes.
[1] Zenobius 2.79.
[2] Zenobius 2.78.
Keywords: daily life; food; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 August 2001@05:44:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes) on 2 September 2002@03:45:25.
William Hutton (set status) on 5 July 2003@08:52:21.
David Whitehead on 23 May 2012@08:14:45.


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