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Headword: Μία λόχμη
Adler number: mu,1023
Translated headword: one copse
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proverb: 'one copse doesn't support two robins'. In reference to those eager to gain advantage from something small. A robin is a solitary and singleminded bird.[1]
Greek Original:
Μία λόχμη: παροιμία: οὐ τρέφει μία λόχμη δύο ἐριθάκους. ἐπὶ τῶν ἐκ μικροῦ τινος κερδαίνειν σπουδαζόντων. ἐρίθακος δέ ἐστιν ὄρνεον μονῆρες καὶ μονότροπον.
Notes:
Zenobius 5.11, etc.; and cf. the variant (two thieves) in Aristophanes, Wasps 928 (web address 1). Again at omicron 977; and see generally Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.761.
[1] cf. epsilon 2983.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; food; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 December 2002@07:30:08.
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William Hutton (cosmetics, added link, set status) on 17 October 2003@12:48:11.
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