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Headword: Γόνυ κνήμης ἔγγιον
Adler number: gamma,383
Translated headword: the knee is closer than the shin
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverb used] in reference to those who love themselves more than others.[1]
But some [say that it is used] in reference to those obliged to provide for their relatives. Since the knee [is] closer.
Greek Original:
Γόνυ κνήμης ἔγγιον: ἐπὶ τῶν ἑαυτῶν μᾶλλον ἑτέρους ἀγαπώντων. ἔνιοι δὲ ἐπὶ τῶν ὀφειλόντων παρέχειν τοῖς προσήκουσιν. ἐπεὶ ἐγγύτερον τὸ γόνυ.
[1] Zenobius 3.2.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; medicine; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 July 2002@09:10:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 17 July 2002@07:19:21.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 10 June 2012@07:49:16.


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