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Headword: Γαλῇ χιτών
Adler number: gamma,34
Translated headword: a chiton for a weasel
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
This [sc. proverb] is applied to those who are unjust and are conceding nothing. It is similar to: "a saffron-robe[1] is not fitting for a weasel".
Greek Original:
Γαλῇ χιτών: αὕτη ἐπὶ τῶν ἀδίκων τάσσεται καὶ μηδὲν ἀνιέντων. ὁμοία ἐστὶ τῇ, οὐ πρέπει γαλῇ κροκωτός.
Notes:
cf. Zenobius 2.93 and other paroemiographers.
[1] cf. gamma 35, omicron 929.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; ethics; proverbs; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 June 2002@21:48:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 June 2002@06:10:23.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 17 June 2002@06:11:43.
David Whitehead (modified tr and n.1; another x-ref; more keywords) on 14 February 2010@04:24:43.
David Whitehead (tweaks; raised status) on 15 June 2011@04:58:34.

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