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Headword: *di/kh di/khn e)/tikte kai\ bla/bh bla/bhn
Adler number: delta,1091
Translated headword: suit begat suit and hurt hurt
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who are litigious and piling up lawsuits one on the other.[1]
Also, "to think of suing even if a donkey bites a dog". In reference to those who engage in malicious prosecuting on trivial matters.[2]
Greek Original:
*di/kh di/khn e)/tikte kai\ bla/bh bla/bhn: e)pi\ tw=n filodi/kwn kai\ suneiro/ntwn di/kas di/kais. kai/, *di/khn u(fe/cein, ka)\n o)/nos da/kh| ku/na. e)pi\ tw=n e)pi\ mikroi=s sukofantoume/nwn.
Tosi (see under alpha 378) no.488.
[1] Zenobius 3.28.
[2] Zenobius 3.20.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; law; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 October 2000@08:55:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@07:12:11.
Elizabeth Vandiver on 16 September 2003@10:20:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 11 July 2012@04:33:59.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2012@07:56:53.


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