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Headword: *gera/ndruon metafuteuo/menon
Adler number: gamma,180
Translated headword: transplanted tree-stump
Vetting Status: high
[sc. This proverbial phrase] carries over to one who is incapable, because it is necessary that those who are past it do not encroach on the deeds of those in their prime.
Greek Original:
*gera/ndruon metafuteuo/menon: e)pi\ tou= a)duna/tou pareggua=|, o(/ti mh\ dei=n tou\s parhbhko/tas prosa/gein ei)s ta\ tw=n a)kmazo/ntwn e)/rga.
Zenobius 3.1 and other paroemiographers; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1086.
Keywords: botany; daily life; imagery; medicine; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 July 2002@01:51:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 July 2002@06:56:58.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 6 June 2012@04:30:35.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@09:34:40.


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