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Headword: Allên drun balanize
Adler number: alpha,1194
Translated headword: shake acorns from another oak
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those continually begging something or always borrowing from the same people.[1]
And [there is] another proverb: enough of oak. In reference to those eating something with difficulty and distaste, and finding something better.[2]
Greek Original:
Allên drun balanize: epi tôn endelechôs aitountôn ti ê para tôn autôn aei daneizomenôn. kai hetera paroimia: Halis druos. epi tôn duscherôs men ti kai aêdôs esthiontôn, heteron de beltion heurontôn.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] Diogenianus 1.19.
[2] Macarius 1.88.
Keywords: botany; daily life; economics; ethics; food; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 25 April 2000@19:41:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added keyword; cosmetics) on 29 January 2001@05:14:34.
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords) on 13 June 2002@05:08:15.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks) on 5 February 2012@09:08:08.


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