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Headword: Κολοιὸς ποτὶ κολοιὸν ἱζάνει
Adler number: kappa,1968
Translated headword: jackdaw settles to jackdaw
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
For the creature likes its own kind and flocks together. [sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who mix with those who are similar.
Greek Original:
Κολοιὸς ποτὶ κολοιὸν ἱζάνει: φιλάλληλον γὰρ τὸ ζῷον καὶ συναγελαστικόν. τάττεται δὲ ἐπὶ τῶν τοῖς ὁμοίοις προσομιλούντων.
Notes:
For this proverb (first attested in Aristotle) see Zenobius 2.47 and other paroemiographers; Tosi [cited under alpha 378] no.470.
For koloios see also kappa 1969.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 December 2008@06:58:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 30 December 2008@17:04:03.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 31 December 2008@04:18:50.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2012@03:47:39.
David Whitehead on 7 March 2013@06:32:20.

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