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Headword: παῖς τὸν κρύσταλλον
Adler number: omicron,445
Translated headword: the boy [and] the ice
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those neither able to keep nor willing to relinquish [something].
Greek Original:
Ὁ παῖς τὸν κρύσταλλον: ἐπὶ τῶν μήτε κατέχειν δυναμένων μήτε μεθεῖναι βουλομένων.
Note:
Diogenianus 7.11; cf. Zenobius 5.58.
Keywords: children; daily life; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 September 2002@10:06:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 29 September 2002@23:53:09.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 30 September 2002@03:20:58.
David Whitehead on 4 July 2013@08:14:55.

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