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Headword: *ti/s pate/r' ai)nh/sei', ei) mh\ kakodai/mona te/kna
Adler number: tau,670
Translated headword: who would praise a father except unlucky children?
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Perhaps in reference to those citing the brave deeds of their ancestors.
Greek Original:
*ti/s pate/r' ai)nh/sei', ei) mh\ kakodai/mona te/kna: i)/sws e)pi\ tw=n progonika\ a)ndragaqh/mata profero/ntwn.
Note:
Same entry in Photius; also in several of the paroemiographers (e.g. Diogenianus 8.46) and elsewhere. The proverb itself is a line of hexameter verse.
Keywords: children; daily life; ethics; military affairs; meter and music; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 June 2004@10:39:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 28 June 2004@22:55:09.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 29 June 2004@03:44:02.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 1 May 2011@08:02:13.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 14 August 2011@08:24:07.
David Whitehead on 13 January 2014@09:48:26.
David Whitehead on 10 September 2016@06:52:43.

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