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Headword: *zwo\s genh/sh| krommu/ou mo/non labw/n
Adler number: zeta,148
Translated headword: you will become alive after merely partaking of an onion
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying directed] towards those enjoying great reputations for small reason.
Greek Original:
*zwo\s genh/sh| krommu/ou mo/non labw/n: pro\s tou\s a)po\ mikra=s ai)ti/as mega/las do/cas karpoume/nous.
The paroemiographers transmit this proverb in two versions; for the present one, cf. e.g. Zenobius 4.15; but some (e.g. Apostolius 8.37) have moi=ran instead of mo/non ('after taking a share of an onion').
Keywords: botany; daily life; ethics; food; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 June 2004@10:51:27.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 6 June 2004@16:21:53.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 7 June 2004@03:13:56.
David Whitehead on 30 November 2012@09:21:11.


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