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Headword: Οὐ τρέφει μία λόχμη δύο ἐριθάκους
Adler number: omicron,977
Translated headword: one copse doesn't support two robins
Vetting Status: high
In reference to[1] those eager for advantage from something small; a robin is a solitary and singleminded bird.
Greek Original:
Οὐ τρέφει μία λόχμη δύο ἐριθάκους: ἐπὶ τῶν ἐκ μικροῦ τινος κερδαίνειν σπουδαζόντων: ἐρίθακος δέ ἐστιν ὄρνεον μονῆρες καὶ μονότροπον.
From Photius, Lexicon omicron696 Theodoridis (itself taken to come from Pausanias the Atticist omicron41), and cf. the scholia to Aristophanes, Wasps 927-8. See already under mu 1023, and cf. epsilon 2983.
[1] One manuscript begins 'A proverb in reference to...'.
Keywords: daily life; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 December 2002@07:35:51.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 9 July 2003@00:32:40.
David Whitehead (added note) on 9 July 2003@08:51:42.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2013@04:58:19.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 August 2014@22:25:23.


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