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Headword: υνκνοων̄Μήποτ' εὖ ἔρδειν γέροντα μηδὲ παῖδα μηδὲ γυναῖκα @1 μηδὲ γείτονος κύνα μήτε κυβερνήτην φίλυπνον, μὴ λάλον κωπηλάτην
Adler number: mu,973
Translated headword: never do good to an old man or a child or a women or a neighbour's dog or a sleep-loving helmsman or a garrulous rower
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. This saying] advises not wasting time on what is useless.
Greek Original:
Μήποτ' εὖ ἔρδειν γέροντα μηδὲ παῖδα μηδὲ γυναῖκα μηδὲ γείτονος κύνα μήτε κυβερνήτην φίλυπνον, μὴ λάλον κωπηλάτην: παραινεῖ εἰς ἄχρηστα μὴ ἀναλίσκειν.
Note:
See already alpha 4716 and mu 877.
Keywords: children; daily life; military affairs; proverbs; science and technology; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 September 2001@07:37:54.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (restorative cosmetics, added keywords, set status) on 8 October 2003@15:19:04.
David Whitehead on 4 January 2005@08:30:39.
David Whitehead on 22 May 2013@04:26:25.

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