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Headword: *)/onos ei)s a)/xura
Adler number: omicron,389
Translated headword: a donkey into husks
Vetting Status: high
A proverb in reference to those who, contrary to hope, fall into good things and enjoy them unstintingly.
Greek Original:
*)/onos ei)s a)/xura: paroimi/a e)pi\ tw=n par' e)lpi/das ei)s a)gaqa\ e)mpipto/ntwn kai\ tou/tois a)polaustikw=s xrwme/nwn.
Same entry in Photius (omicron353 Theodoridis); and cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 2.52E [2.39 Kaibel], where the line "you are a donkey [going] into husks of sweetmeats" is attributed to Philemon (fr. 188 Kock, 158 K.-A.).
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; ethics; food; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 July 2006@07:07:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 July 2006@15:57:05.
David Whitehead (added note and another keyword) on 23 July 2006@05:17:05.
David Whitehead on 4 July 2013@04:59:57.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2015@03:44:01.


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