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Headword: Κριὸς τροφεῖα ἀπέτισε
Adler number: kappa,2437
Translated headword: the ram repaid his upkeep
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proverb applying to the ungrateful. For they say that rams, once raised, butt those who did the raising, that is strike [them].
Greek Original:
Κριὸς τροφεῖα ἀπέτισε: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν ἀχαρίστων. καὶ γὰρ τοὺς κριοὺς ἐκτραφέντας φασὶ κυρίττειν τοὺς θρεψαμένους, ὅ ἐστι πλήττειν.
Notes:
Menander fr. 905 Kock, 804 Koerte, now 890 K.-A.; cf. Zenobius 4.63 and other paroemiographers; also Hesychius kappa4142 (from Pausanias the Atticist), Photius kappa1097 Theodoridis.
See also kappa 2438.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2007@07:42:21.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 14 December 2007@00:59:06.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 14 December 2007@03:23:57.
David Whitehead on 18 March 2013@05:15:44.
David Whitehead on 31 December 2014@04:58:48.

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