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Headword: Νικᾷ τὸν ὀνηλάτην
Adler number: nu,378
Translated headword: he is defeating the donkey-driver
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase directed] towards the man not listening to warnings, but propelling himself into destruction.
Greek Original:
Νικᾷ τὸν ὀνηλάτην: πρὸς τὸν μὴ ἀκούοντα νουθετοῦντος, ἀλλ' ἑαυτὸν προϊέμενον εἰς ἀπώλειαν.
Notes:
cf. Diogenianus 3.37, Appendix Proverbiorum 4.8.
For a donkey-driver in another proverb see omicron 397, omicron 400.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 September 2003@11:33:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 23 September 2003@01:06:33.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 13 June 2004@08:06:49.
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