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Headword: συκάμινος συκαμίνῳ ῥύπτεται
Adler number: eta,608
Translated headword: the mulberry-tree is cleansed by a mulberry-tree
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A saying directed] towards those who derive what benefits themselves from themselves.
Greek Original:
Ἡ συκάμινος συκαμίνῳ ῥύπτεται: πρὸς τοὺς ἑαυτοῖς τὰ ὠφέλιμα λαμβάνοντας ἐξ ἑαυτῶν.
Note:
Comica adespota fr. 1269 Kock, but not in K.-A.; Diogenianus 2.86, Appendix Proverbiorum 3.13, and other paroemiographers.
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; ethics; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 March 2006@09:14:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 19 March 2006@21:29:43.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 20 March 2006@03:12:05.
David Whitehead on 20 December 2012@08:46:33.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@06:22:11.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 March 2016@00:18:46.
David Whitehead on 23 April 2016@09:03:22.

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