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Headword: *cuggnw/mh prw=ton pei/rw|
Adler number: xi,86
Translated headword: forgiveness on a first attempt
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those failing at the beginnings of something.
Greek Original:
*cuggnw/mh prw=ton pei/rw|: e)pi\ tw=n e)n prw/tois tino\s diamartano/ntwn.
The paroemiographers (e.g. Diogenianus 6.93) have not prw=ton pei/rw| but a single word, prwtopei/rw|.
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 17 February 2000@14:32:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 July 2001@09:15:47.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; raised status) on 16 September 2007@10:10:34.
David Whitehead on 19 June 2013@04:38:01.


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