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Headword: *ku/wn par' e)nte/rois
Adler number: kappa,2731
Translated headword: a dog among the entrails
Vetting Status: high
A proverb in reference to those unable to take advantage of what is available; or in reference to utterly useless and unprofitable things; for to a dog [entrails] are hard to eat and hard to swallow.
Greek Original:
*ku/wn par' e)nte/rois: paroimi/a e)pi\ tw=n mh\ duname/nwn a)polau/ein tw=n parakeime/nwn: h)\ e)pi\ tw=n a)xrh/stwn sfo/dra kai\ a)nwfelw=n: du/sbrwta ga\r tw=| kuni\ kai\ duskata/pota.
Hesychius kappa4765; Photius, Lexicon kappa1283 Theodoridis; cf. Diogenianus 5.67a, etc.
Keywords: daily life; food; imagery; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 October 2005@09:14:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 26 October 2005@11:49:00.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 27 October 2005@03:07:48.
David Whitehead on 22 March 2013@05:58:39.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2016@12:56:44.


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